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Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Wahyas, Lost Dog Street Band

When: Sat., Feb. 20, 9 p.m. 2016

SATURDAY, FEB. 20

SARAH SHOOK & THE DISARMERS

Sarah Shook is tougher than you: On last year's stunning Sidelong, the Pittsboro firebrand delivered a dozen rollicking country anthems about the multifarious ways that things—love, life, parents, partners, heroes, hearts—can go wrong. In "Dwight Yoakam," a lover runs off with a doppelganger for the hat-wearing crooner; in "Make It Up to Mama," the wild-running, often-arrested progeny shows the conservative mother she loves her ... with a new tattoo. But these songs, which sparkle with bright electric licks and jitter as though loaded with a cocktail of caffeine and cocaine, actually work more as testimonials of perseverance than as weepers. Shook takes her licks and delivers 'em right back to the world at large. The songs on Sidelong are sharp and barbed enough to make Shook a rebel on toothless country radio, but there may be no better setting for her work than beside the bar she sometimes tends at The Cave. These are caustic confessionals, after all, delivered up close and loudly. With Wahyas and Lost Dog Street Band. —Grayson Haver Currin

THE CAVE, CHAPEL HILL 9 p.m., $5, www.caverntavern.com

Price: $5

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