Natural Child, Faux Ferocious, Golden Pelicans

When: Fri., May 15, 9 p.m. 2015

Last year’s Dancin’ With Wolves demonstrated an unexpected calm amid the notoriously relentless ruckus of Nashville country punks Natural Child. This may have mildly disturbed longtime fans who didn’t anticipate the tides to shift so suddenly in only one album’s time. But what’s more likely is it widened the eyes of squinting stoners who never planned to party so hard with a pedal steel. While the record can be (and has often been) described as more subdued and is definitely crudely rootsy, it’s not like the band did an about-face and forgot how to rev up a room. It is released on trendsetting label Burger Records, which likes their artists just a little on the trashy side. – Ashley Belanger

Price: $8-$10