It's been a turbulent ride for Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels. The band has more spin-offs than Happy Days, but the Falling Angels keep pulling back together. On Friday and Saturday, the band is taking over the Hexagon for back-to-back nights to record a live album. Thorson is likely to be belligerent and brash onstage as the band rips through sorrowful songs masking country woe behind sing-along punk. Beer and whiskey will serve as the unifying ingredients between the seemingly different styles. But don't expect the songs to be tear-jerkers. Thorson and company offer a riot of energy to contradict their downer content. It's not so much crawling into a bottle to forget one's troubles as it is a call to celebrate the common bonds of human emotion. The odds are good that the band will mix in a few songs from the Slow Death's 2011 release Born Ugly, Got Worse too.
Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m. Starts: April 6. Continues through April 6, 2012