Black Prairie


When New Yorker writer Jon Mooallem asked his friends in Decemberists-spinoff bluegrass act Black Prairie to write a soundtrack to his book Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking at Animals in America, the group said “Why not?” Mooallem will join the band for its secret-lives-of-animals suite tonight. And don’t miss this rare local appearance by Michael Hurley, 71, whose droll wit and dry renderings of secret ür-hippie songwriting hoodoo has no peer in these United States.

Mon., July 29, 8 p.m., 2013