holds the distinction of being the most curious band on screamo-purveyor Victory Records roster. The Peoria, Illinois-based quartets alt-country twang and rootsy songs have little in common with its labelmates larynx-scraping and heart-puncturing confessionals. Still, theres some serious genre restlessness on its latest album, In the Shadow of Two Gunmen. While cuts like Some Things Never Change sound tailor-made for the No Depression crowd, theres an occasional curveball -- like the almost-emo And We All Return to Our Roots -- to keep listeners guessing whats coming next. Its an effective mix of cow-punk, pop-punk, and post-punk styles -- sorta like back-roads Americana filtered through a worn vinyl copy of Husker Dus Candy Apple Grey.
Mon., Aug. 6, 7 p.m.