Fans of country-folk take note: There's a new up-and-comer in town, and her name is Bethany Larson. On her debut EP, Sticks and Stones, Larson's voice comes across softly and sweetly, backed by acoustic guitars and shuffling snare drums. But live, her music takes on a more vivacious persona, adding in electric guitar flourishes and slide guitar wails to achieve something approaching alt-country. Fans of Lucinda Williams, Patsy Cline, and locals Roma di Luna will all find something to enjoy in Larson's developing, slightly edgy folk-rock songs, and Big V's seems like the perfect dive bar in which to watch her cut her teeth. With Fever in the Ox and Mike Behrends.
Mon., Dec. 28, 9 p.m., 2009