With an Americana/pop-rock mash-up that steers clear of sugary and drives toward sincere, Nellie Pearl’s staples seem to be sharp lyrics, golden hooks and AM country radio charm, although they deliver some interesting genre twists along the way. On their newest record, Lonesome No More! there are elements of experimental indie, a nod to Link Wray-esque surf rock and other undertones that make them an interesting band. But, more than anything, there’s a straight-forward earnestness that holds everything together.
Wednesday, April 20Zanzabar
9 p.m. | $5