Though we’re used to heading to Honey for throwback dance parties and underground hip-hop collectives, tonight it proves its versatility by hosting a couple folk bands in the dimly lit basement—if you insist on reducing them to one genre. Marah in the Mainsail‘s banjo, guitar, and accordion place them firmly in the folk tradition, but it’s rooted in the Minneapolis garage sound. Loud, mean drums take on murder ballads and the occasional bit of gospel-fueled melodies. They’re headed somewhere big, so catch them now with friends and softer alt-folk band The Bitterroot Fires to ease you in gently to the sound. 9:30 p.m. $5. —EK

Honey, 205 E. Hennepin Ave., Mpls., 612-746-0306,