CD Release Show Write Up

Friday 11

Barnwell — I haven’t had Barnwell’s Motel Art long enough to say if it’s great. But it’s definitely good. It grabs some of Big Star’s sparkle, some of Wilco’s widescreen grandeur, some of Drive-By Truckers’ sophisticated twang. Indeed, between the palatial guitars, Tyler Gordon’s cutting croon, and songs that glide towards powerful catharses, my first few listens reminded me why I liked Band of Horses so much when they first came around. Barnwell celebrates the release with The High Divers, Release the Dog, and The Post-Timey String Band. — Jordan Lawrence

New Brookland Tavern: 8 p.m., $6 ($8 under 21);