After a quiet summer of renovations, Monster of Midway venue the Turf Club returns to action this week. The historic club hosts a trio of alt-country acts with enough songwriting rigor and barnstorming force to work both your feet for dancing and your shoulders for crying on. Dead Man Winter (pictured) is a project built around Trampled by Turtles frontman Dave Simonett with less pickin', but just as much of the picturesque imagery he invents elsewhere. Add to that the scintillating twang of Frankie Lee and stately rockin' of Erik Koskinen (who released America Theatre earlier this year), and you have a couple more fellows pairing rugged musicianship and visions into the hard-working human condition.
Thu., Aug. 28, 8 p.m., 2014