When: Wed., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. 2016
Freakwater borders the line between alternative and country, mixing raw guitars and drums with a country-folk twang. Their harmonies will absolutely break your heart while their lyrics have always been worthy of Denis Johnson or Flannery O’Connor, if not some mix of the two. Freakwater’s been together since 1989, well before No Depression magazine even thought to exist. The core creative duo remains Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin — both from Louisville, Ky. They are about to release their first album since 2005’s Thinking of You, and it’s called Scheherazade, and it’s pretty great. The album is out Feb. 5, just in time for you to buy one from them at the show.