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Thursday To-Do: Justin Townes Earle

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Justin Townes Earle plays Revolution Thursday night.
  • Justin Townes Earle plays Revolution Thursday night.

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
9 p.m. Revolution. $12 adv., $15 d.o.s.

Let's just put aside the famous father and legendary namesake that get mentioned in nearly single everything I've ever read about Justin Townes Earle, because here's why: A) his music doesn't really sound much like either of those guys; and B) it stands on its own two spindly legs pretty well.

Since 2008, Earle's tunes have evolved from what he's described as "a cracker form of Southern music" to something a bit more soulful and sonically lush. That said, more than a few of his songs retain some rockabilly grit and hillbilly gristle, with just a tiny bit more polish on them. The title cut from Earle's forthcoming album "Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now" seems to maintain that momentum toward a bigger sound that hangs on to its rough edges.

Opener Tristen hails from Earle's hometown of Nashville and trucks in oft somber, pop- and folk-informed singer/songwriter goods. It's an 18-and-older show.

Listen to "Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now" after the jump.

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