Eight Gigs: Larry and his Flask

Thu., April 6, 7 p.m., Goldfield Trading Post, $13-$15

A live performance by Larry and his Flask is like watching a carnival wagon collide with a bluegrass buggy, leaving the vaudevillian musicians to clamor about from the mess of scattered banjos and trombones, picking up whatever instrument they are closest to and improvising an impromptu gypsy-shindig in the middle of the road while countrified onlookers stomp their feet, slap their knees, hoot and holler—all of them ignoring the full-blown tornado zigzagging through the cornfields in the distance. 1630 J Street, www.larryandhisflask.com.