With four Triangle shows (including a house concert that featured, among many other things, a bongo solo, "Love Train," and an alfresco finale) during a two-week span in November, the Bielanko Brothers of Marah came close to earning honorary resident status. The brothers took December off to give the Triangle a chance to catch its breath, but they're storming back from points north just one day into the new year. With a sound that enjoys visiting the worlds of soul and doo-wop--imagine Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul's first record done by a roots-rock band--and a live show full of sweat and wit, Marah is re-cementing its reputation as a band that you shouldn't miss when they come to your town. And we're lucky in that the band really seems to like our town. Electric-blues guitar prodigy Justin Fox and his band Catfish Lane open the Pour House show. Thursday night, Local 506, 942-5506; Friday, the Pour House at 9:30 p.m.; $6. 821-1120.