Rock & Pop

Frontier Ruckus/White Pines/Dolfish

When: Tue., Feb. 21, 8 p.m. 2017

The six-piece folk and bluegrass band, founded in a high school drama class by Detroit natives Matthew Milia and David Winston Jones, serves up a lo-fi dose of banjo, guitar, horns, keys and musical saw laced with Milia’s dense, poetic vocals. With a cheeky DIY streak, Frontier Ruckus is just as likely to cover Third Eye Blind as perform with John Oates; the video for their biggest hit, “Dark Autumn Hour,” is an ephemeral, improvised live performance shot “someplace in upstate Michigan” with a handheld camera and wind whistling through the microphones. Praised by Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine, the group has toured throughout Europe and the United States since 2009, including slots at Bonnaroo Music Festival and NPR’s Mountain Stage. After a two-year recording hiatus, they’ve been in the studio with former Wilco drummer Ken Coomer cooking up their new LP, Enter the Kingdom. It drops on Feb. 17, just in time for tonight's headlining show at the Beachland. (Lawrence Neil)

Price: $12

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