Sat., May 11, Bleedin' Hearts

Fox & Goose, 9 p.m., $5

Honky-tonk is a little bit like bacon: It comforts you at the same time it's coating your heart in grease and is generally difficult to dislike. With an abundance of booze and ramshackle romance, local group Bleedin' Hearts is a purveyor of what it refers to as “high energy swagger”—something like a rock group holed up in a rough-and-tumble bar in the Southwest playing honky-tonk classics. Influences include Buck Owens, Hank Williams and the late George Jones. Expect a rollicking good time backed up by locals KB & the Slingtones and San Francisco's Akron Engine. 1001 R Street,