folk, rock, 9 p.m.
In 2009, bassist Nick Carroll, drummer Evan Amburn, and electric guitarist Dylan Crosby first formed The Woodgrains, and since then they’ve worked on crafting an original, modern sound that’s steeped in the traditions of classic rock predecessors like Led Zeppelin, the Beach Boys, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. Friends from a young age, Carroll, Amburn, and Crosby first played together in middle school, and they soon discovered a mutual affinity for complex rock, along with musicians like Gram Parsons, who the band cites as one of their most formative influences. The Athens, Ga. band’s sophomore album The Woodgrains was released at the start of this year, and it’s filled to the brim with whiskey-drenched, luminous harmonies alongside Jimmy Page-like guitar solos. This Friday, The Woodgrains will be joined by fellow Athens-based Southern-rock four-piece Radiolucent. — Lindsay Anne Bower