biochemicalOnce described as “the missing link between Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Rolling Stones,” Biochemical Characters have recently shed their aggressive Americana style to embrace the more optimistic sounds of “boreal spiritual music.” Frontman and bassist Michael Gabler defines the style as being “characterized by driving guitar, vivacious rhythms and hand-holding harmonies that leave the listener singing, dancing and a little more hopeful.” Jay Sandal and Jay Walker maintain the jangly, driving guitar leads and drum beats, respectively, joining with Gabler to incorporate bluegrass-inspired harmonies and lyrics into the band’s new sound. The trio recently completed work on an album of said boreal spirituals. Fun facts: Biochemical Characters are also responsible for the Harbor City Roller Dames theme song and penned the anthem for the One Vegetable, One Community initiative.

7pm Fri 5/1 | Beaner’s Central