Genre-bending, two harmonica players-having, blond mohawked singer-led Pennyroyal plays Cause to celebrate the release of its EP, Places. Just a handful of tracks, the EP will still leave listeners completely sated. Like a highly evolved, adaptive beast of music, Pennyroyal puts a glam spin on the rock ‘n’ blues sound other bands are circling in on today.
Listen to “Minot” and you’ll detect an almost terrifying genius powering lead singer Angie Oase’s at once ethereal and guttural vocals. Set against the landscape of a steady bass line and pitch perfect guitar hooks, Oase leads the charge onto the gates of musical heaven. Chart this territory on a map and you’ll end up somewhere between The Clash, Neko Case, and the Alabama Shakes with a glam sheen. Perfectly balanced. Pennyroyal will be joined by Me and My Arrow and Dreamland Faces. 9 p.m. $5. –LB
Cause Spirits and Sound Bar, 3001 Lyndale Ave. S., Mpls, 612-822-6000, spiritsandsound.com