Chuck Ragan made his name in the seminal post-hardcore band Hot Water Music, but his solo work has taken priority in later years. With the release of Till Midnight, his fourth solo LP, it's time to recognize his accomplishments without the amplifiers. Ragan's solo work is firmly folk, but rooted in country and punk just as much as any singer-songwriter focus. His gruff voice has soothed a touch as he's learned the solo trade, but the themes remain everyman and coarse, songs for calloused hands and broken hearts that prefer to look at the rougher side of life. With the White Buffalo and Jonny Two Bags. 18+.
Tue., April 15, 7 p.m., 2014