Eight Gigs: Austin Lucas
Sat., June 4, 8 p.m., Naked Lounge, $10
Between the Moon and the Midwest is the record in which cosmic-country singer-songwriter Austin Lucas gets brave. The album, which was released this past February, is everything that his critically acclaimed country-rock record Stay Reckless is, and more. He previously touched on the pain of his divorce via fictitious characters, but on the new record, he digs deep and gets blunt, and even sings about his crippling anxiety and depression. He also manages to capture the sound of his rural Indiana home with his heartland sound and a hint of lush, psychedelic-pop production. 1111 H Street, www.austinlucasmusic.com.