Keep your eye on the Crutchfield twins. Last week, Allison Crutchfield and her West Philly band Swearin’ fired up a sold-out Union Transfer, opening up for The Hold Steady. And now here comes Katie Crutchfield with Waxahatchee, a fiesty lo-fi rock project based in Alabama. American Weekend, released last year, is everything you want out of a bedroom record: lovely, passionate and strange. It’s usually just some gently strummed dead-string guitar and vocals that lean and whisper awesome secrets: “Crave, desolate, you dive in, we follow along/ I contrive you with whiskey and Sam Cooke songs/ And we lay on our backs, soaking wet/ Below a static TV set.” Kate and Allie played together for years in bottle-rocket bands like the Ackleys and P.S. Eliot, but just might do more damage sold separately.
Mon., Jan. 7, 6 p.m., $8, with Pity Sex, Modern Baseball, Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe and Cayetano, The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave., 215-634-7400, facebook.com/thebarbary.