Live Tonight: Caleb Klauder and Cahalen Morrison, Temples, Petty Fest

There’s something incredibly authentic about Temples’ brand of ’60s psychedelia, as heard on its debut album, Sun Structures. Yes, the Kettering, England–based quartet of 20-somethings is decades removed from the period it replicates, but it has nailed the era’s jangly-pop guitar riffs, summertime melodies, and sweet, shimmering vocal harmonies. Comparisons to the Fab Four are not without merit. With Drowners. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $15. 21 and over. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY

A touring edition of the Best Fest—started a decade ago at a Lower East side bar in New York—Petty Fest boasts an astonishing lineup of national acts, including The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, Jakob Dylan, Albert Hammond Jr., and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, as well as locals including Noah Gundersen, Peter Quirk, and Ayron Jones, all playing from one of the most rock-solid catalogs of American music. You should be a face in this crowd. The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 9 p.m. $20 adv./$25 DOS. 21 and over. MARK S. BAUMGARTEN

From folky fiddle tunes to Western polkas, Portland’s Caleb Klauder has cornered the old-time revival. One of his many projects, in fact, is dubbed the Cajun Country Revival, an accordion-spiked zydeco spectacular featuring Cajun masters Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy. Speaking strictly country, however, his Country Band, playing tonight, is pure honky-tonk with all the twangy trimmings: pedal steel, fiddle, and the wholesome harmonies of Reeb Willms. Rounding out the bill is Cahalen Morrison’s Country Hammer, the new solo project from the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist known for his Americana duo with Eli West. Clean, sincere, a little weary, Morrison’s vocals sound as if they were plucked directly from radio airwaves back in the days of vintage country. His new outfit includes pedal-steel player Country Dave Harmonson, an addition that will surely carry on the tradition. 8 p.m. $12. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT

 
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