Though there’s a country-and-western twang at the heart of Tennessee’s Those Darlins, you wouldn’t call these gals (and one guy) Dixie Chicks. Young ladies Jessi and Nikki Darlin, with drumming elder Linwood Regensburg, started off playing Carter Family covers and bittersweet hillbilly music. But with each album — 2009’s Those Darlins and 2011’s Screws Get Loose — they roughed up, moving further from the hilltops and deeper into the garage with off-kilter, harmony-filled singles like “Prank Call,” motorcycle revved-up and ready to rock-and-roll off their kickstands. Fans salivating for the trio’s next album have to wait until next year, but there’s an amped-up, cranky new single, “Summer’s Dead,” to satisfy your hunger for the Darlins’ racing rock.
Sat., Oct. 27, 9:15 p.m., $10-$12, with Heavy Cream and Slutever, Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 215-739-9684, johnnybrendas.com.