Ethan Miller of Howlin’ Rain turns toward the acoustic-confessional mode on his latest album, Mansion Songs. His starting-from-scratch reinvention follows a handful of delirious electric albums, including The Russian Wilds, a Dostoevskian epic of a record. Expect Miller’s loud and soft sides to mingle tonight. Chris Forsyth and Solar Motel Band play ye olde double-guitar acid rock with punkish passion (think Quicksilver Messenger Service meets Television). Together, Forsyth and fellow guitarist Nick Mellevoi heave and sway and ultimately transcend their influences. The Golden Grass open, and patrons 21 and older are welcome to attend.
Sat., April 18, 8 p.m., 2015