[ rock/pop/punk ]
"There's a little Joe Strummer/ In my DNA/ And a little Lynne Breedlove/ To take me a long way," Amy Ray sings on "Little Revolution," from Lung of Love (Daemon), her fourth solo studio album. If the Clash and Tribe 8 don't spring to mind when you think of the music Ray's made with the Indigo Girls, well, it's not immediately evident here, either. Her brand of punk rock's got softer edges — even if it bristles on "From Haiti" and "Give It a Go." But like the Butchies, who serve as her live backing band, Ray's values come out in her straight-talking lyrics. Everyone she addresses — exes, God, herself, the youth of America, you — gets the same degree of candor and respect.
Tue., April 17, 8 p.m., $17-$25, with Kaia Wilson, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.