Bridget Ideker is part singer, part actress and full-on firecracker in a style reminiscent of a sharp-tongued Clara Bow-esque flapper for this tin-can blues band. Guitarist Vincent Hladilek, drummer Nick Petoletti, bassist Dre Monson and blues harpist Patrick McKinnon dispense ragtime stomps and smoky speakeasy gambols that allow Ideker, winner of Beaner’s Central 2014 Songwriter Contest, to croon in character. Their authentic performances serve as a pertinent companion, if not a fresh alternative, to the other neo-retro styles that all too often deluge popular music these days.

8:30pm Sun 5/1 at Tycoons Alehouse