Over eight albums and a decade-plus of writing and artwork, Bret and Rennie Sparks have built a cottage industry around their lyrical tales of gothic woe and darkness on the horizon. The best part? With their combined talents of instrument and voice—baritone murder ballads, chapbook hymnals, and the pervading tug of Americana—Handsome Family’s particular gloom is as leavening as eating homemade rhubarb pie by fading candlelight. With Neutral Uke Hotel.
Tue., June 15, 9 p.m., 2010