Bombadil: Adversity Shmadversity

North Carolina folk trio Bombadil were becoming a fast-accomplished troupe with an acclaimed debut and numerous festival spots under their belt, until member Daniel Michalak’s unfortunate struggle with a nerve injury put the group on the sidelines. Never count out a good Tolkien reference—Michalek’s condition has improved and Bombadil are ready to tour again, with a new album called Metrics Of Affection coming in July. Visit them as they pass through Manhattan at the Bowery Ballroom on April 4, where they will open up for Carolina Chocolate Drops. Tickets go for $20.