Eight Gigs: Steve Gunn & the Outliners

Mon., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $12-$14

Steve Gunn is best understood as possessing understated clout. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter is a former member of Kurt Vile-backing band the Violators and experimental drone band GHQ. His resume is decorated with high-profile collaborations and dense—like, multiple-pages dense—in solo albums. His latest is Eyes On The Lines, which is heralded as effortlessly virtuosic with a pastoral pacing that never yields to complacency. Gunn’s solo work has been steady since 2007’s self-titled debut, but Eyes On the Lines is a rustic collection of sing-string meditations that transcend the run-of-the-mill Americana bin. 2708 J Street, www.steve-gunn.com.