Birds of Chicago

Dec. 6
7 p.m.
Alt-Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Singer-Songwriter

Allison Russell and Jeremy Lindsay, the couple flying as Birds of Chicago, call their third album, Love in Wartime, “a rock and roll suite.” Russell’s gospel-stroked voice contrasts with Lindsay’s true grit, and the band sidles through languid reveries, funks up pop-soul nuggets like “Never Go Back,” invokes Muscle Shoals on “Roll Away” and New Orleans’ quirky rhythms on “Derecho.” It’s joyous, optimistic music, invoking the love at its core to salve our wounds.