Bobby Bare Jr.

Bobby Bare Jr., son of the ’70s-era country star of the same name, first made his musical debut in 1999 with his band Bare Jr. and its major label release “Boo-Tay.” The garage/rock outfit released a second album, “Brainwasher,” the following year before calling it quits, prompting the singer/songwriter to pursue a solo career and numerous side projects.

Always a beau for his own name, Bobby Bare Jr. formed his new and current band, Bobby Bare Jr.’s Young Criminal’s Starvation League, shortly after Bare Jr. dissolved.

Taking a more stripped-down approach to his inherently captivating songwriting from his grungy musical past, Bare is known for his ability to awaken the most jaded of crowds with his large personality, self-deprecating humor and, of course, musical talents.

Throughout his career, Bare has toured with such artists as Bob Dylan, Aerosmith, My Morning Jacket and The Black Crowes, and produced albums for other artists, including his father’s 2006 release, “The Moon Was Blue,” and a Shel Silverstein tribute album titled “Twistable, Turnable Man” in 2010 featuring members of My Morning Jacket and Dr. Dog, John Prine, Lucinda Williams and Kris Kristofferson, among others.

Bare Jr.’s latest effort, “A Storm, A Tree, My Mother’s Head,” was released in 2010.

Bare will perform Wednesday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show, and are available at the door or online at Doors open at 7 p.m.; show starts at 8 p.m.

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The Besnard Lakes

Montreal-based psychedelic rock quartet The Besnard Lakes quietly has released four stunningly celestial albums over its 10-year career, earning a reputation for its ability to translate the enveloping dynamic of its studio success in a live setting.

Entwining itself in a maze of progressive-rock and shoegaze that often toys with a grungy, garage-rock influence, The Besnard Lakes long has straddled genre borders in order to create a sound unique to any other.

The band released “Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO” earlier this year, embarking on a small-club headlining run in its support.

The Besnard Lakes will perform Tuesday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with local indie-rock band Co. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; show starts 8 p.m.

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