The 4onthefloor, Those Darlins
The Tennessee openers (pictured) for this free, all-ages show at the Weisman Art Museum are one of the great new sounds of the year: wobbly cowpunk-garage guitar, girl-group harmonies, and the cat-growl lead vocals of Jessi Darlin, a genuine original who could be Joan Jett's nasally Southern niece. (She trades lead with other band members, including Jagger-ish drummer Linwood Regensburg, on this year's wonderful Screws Get Loose.) The Minneapolis headliners are a feverish live buzzband with a blues-rock attack to rival the Black Keys or the Black-Eyed Snakes, but with a deep-voiced singer, Gabe Douglas, who sounds like he could swallow Jim Morrison, Glenn Danzig, and Jeffrey Lee Pierce in a single gulp.
Fri., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., 2011
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