Hard to imagine a more epochal New Depression song than the title track of Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs' new album, No Help Coming: "Honey, we're all alone," she sings in twangy unison with one-man-band partner Lawyer Dave, over what sounds like cheerful junkyard clatter and smeared rockabilly guitar, as if fatalism were a relief. Known for impeccably cool covers (her now-standard "The Christmas Tree's on Fire") and associations with garage greats Thee Headcoats, the Greenhornes, and the White Stripes, this British pressed flower of Americana sings so crispy-clear, she makes it sound easy, and is probably overlooked as a result. With Lucy Michelle, the Bombay Sweets. 18+.
Sat., May 14, 9 p.m., 2011