Caleb Stine & The Revelations
Local folk singer Caleb Stine is a treasure, as both a patient and somber solo singer and as the slightly grittier leader of his band the Brakemen. Now he’s got another band, the Revelations—a six piece featuring Nick Sjostrom, Burke Sampson, EJ Thompson, Ray Eicher, Tiffany DeFoe, and Jim Hannah—which falls somewhere in the middle of those two projects. At a show earlier this year at Trinacria (lotsa cool stuff happening there by the way, including a drag show earlier this month), the band mixed their instruments to construct a bed of pleasant folk with lots of moving parts, or a gnarly, kinda heavy, heroin-era Rolling Stones with loopy horn parts and some stinging guitar (especially on a cover of The Velvet Underground’s ‘Sweet Jane’—it was like ‘Sweet Jane’ done in the style of “Exile On Main Street”). That night, the Revelations also covered ‘This Land Is Your Land,’ and ‘This Little Light Of Mine,’ crowdpleasing covers for sure, but here soaked in political context. So join the Caleb & The Revelations at Metro Gallery along with electro-touched group Faunaphor and Bottom Rung, which is a group featuring members of the Revelations dedicated to “recreating the brilliant, short-story-esque songs of Canadian songwriter Fred Eaglesmith.” 7:30 p.m., Metro Gallery, 1700 N. Charles St., (410) 244-0899, themetrogallery.net, $8-$12.