Sat., Feb. 02, Bleedin’ Hearts
Fox & Goose, 9 p.m., $5
The Bleedin' Hearts' songs may be about the devastation of love lost, as in the true country tradition, but even the sadness in “Sea of Heartbreak” can't keep one's toes from tapping. This self-described high-octane honky-tonk band gets all that octane from the prominent shredding of twangy guitar, and when the swinging music is combined with the vocals of frontman Sean Schroeder, one can't help but think, “Is this what Social Distortion and Mike Ness would sound like if he hadn't swallowed a porcupine?” Poor little porcupine. 1001 R Street, www.reverbnation.com/bleedinhearts.