Living

The Hard Lessons

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The Hard Lessons work steadily toward revelation. Through two albums and 10,000 shows, they’ve mined heartache and soul, teenage fury, and the ingots of Detroit’s musical alchemy. R&B, garage crank, the promise of youth—it’s all in there, a sticky bomb nestled between the vocal tradeoffs of Augie and Korin Louise Visocchi, the spousal duo at the group’s core. Righteous. Expect new material here; Arms Forest, their newest, drops in May. That’s Arms Forest as in limbs like frothing stalagmites when seen from the stage, a place the Lessons always seem to be. With Tally Hall and Oppenheimer.

Thu., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., 2009