Petunia and The Vipers perform at the Riverwood, Friday and Saturday.
Hie thee to Phillipsville
Get out your dancing shoes and prepare to swing because Petunia and The Vipers perform two evenings (tonight and tomorrow) at The Riverwood Inn — be ambitious and see if they have a room for the night. This fantastic band offers a piercing ballad one moment and manic rockabilly the next, and expands on country standards with unexpected twists — Latin rhythms, for example, which could go horribly awry but instead heighten the fun. Show starts at 9 p.m., 21-and-over. Price TBA.
High and lonesome
The Ky Burt Duo does a fine and invigorating take on old-time Americana. If you like haunting twang, get yourself to the Sanctuary. Cover is $5 to $20, sliding scale, all ages, 8 p.m.
DJ Matt Jackson flies solo for a night of tunes taken from every corner of the Missing Link Records music collection. More than just the sounds of soul, Matt will spin funk, country, R&B and anything else his brain suggests to his fingers. At the Logger Bar, free, 9 p.m., 21-and-over.
Redwood Curtain is one of those places people don't just like, they love. Whether it's the beer or the vibe (or both), the addition of Humboldt's gypsy jamgrass favorites The Absynth Quartet promises to be a good thing. And yes, you read that correctly — the former Quintet is operating sans mandolinist Bird Jowais, who's currently residing in Ashland. The gig starts at 8 p.m., is free and 21-and-over.