rock, Americana, 9 p.m.
Like many singer-songwriters, Jeremiah Stricklin wears his heart on his sleeve. Unlike many of his contemporaries, however, his songs feel less like diary-entry info-dumps and more like invitations to tconversations about the deeper meaning of life. With two EPs already under his belt — 2013’s Tall Tales and Tiny Fables, and April’s Our Very Own Kingdom — Stricklin is quickly stating his case for becoming one of this generation’s most engaging, soul-searching troubadours. On Kingdom, tracks like the Americana ditty “Beautiful Monster” challenges listeners to consider what makes us beautiful to others despite our imperfections, and the folk-rock number “Two Animals” is a creative look at what a wonder it is that any two people ever come together at all. The folk-pop track “The Scenic Route” also contemplates the ups and downs of life by noting that Stricklin has seen both devils as well as angels. And on the acoustic finale “Brothers and Sisters,” he gives his soundest, most resonant advice when he says, “There’s no time/ To be angry in this life.” Stricklin is a striking talent, and Oh, Jeremiah is a project to keep an eye on. —Brian Palmer THURSDAY