Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit


Don’t harsh the former Drive-By Trucker if the best thing on his gritty new live album with his tough trio is a surprisingly faithful cover of Neil Young’s “Like a Hurricane.” All the other finely observed hard-times tracks on Live From Alabama sound nearly as urgent, especially the boozy “Cigarettes and Wine” and noble DBT standard “Danko/Manuel.”

Fri., Dec. 7, 9 p.m., 2012

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