Eight Gigs: Chuck Prophet & Garland Jeffreys

Thu., April 21, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $18-$20

Chuck Prophet (pictured) and the Mission Express is backing Garland Jeffreys on a short West Coast tour. Jeffreys continues his most prolific stretch in decades while garnering critical praise for his classic roots rock. Prophet will be delivering his own social commentary and jangly guitar sounds that mix well with the band’s well-established grooves. “Alex Nieto,” a timely protest song Prophet released last week, is sonically coupled to Neil Young and lyrically reflective of his “Ohio.” 2708 J Street, http://chuckprophet.com.