You can go to the mall and buy your jeans pre-ripped, but it's hardly a substitute for that pair that's been with you for years, worn in to perfection, each threadbare hole earned. Lawfully wedded rockers Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby write songs that are a lot like your favorite pair of jeans: scuffed, familiar, and loose in just the right places. The musicians take their cues from classic pop, writing quirky, fuzz-laden songs that lean drunkenly toward the Beatles and Beach Boys as they shamble along. The duo's appreciation for lo-fi grit isn't born out of recent trends, it's a result of their involvement in the early punk scenes of New York and Britain, where DIY was the order of the day. They've carried that homespun spirit into their current material, radiating a kind of casual authenticity that you can hear in every not-quite-perfect harmony. Eric and Amy aren't cutting-edge, but their music feels as warm and lived-in as anything in your closet. With special guest TBA. 18+.
Sun., June 20, 8:30 p.m., 2010