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. 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. With Chokecherry, Two Houses, Braver.
Sat., April 13, 9 p.m., 2013