The Devil Makes Three

8:30 p.m. • First Avenue • 18-plus • $20

After a decade of doing it themselves, the Devils went down to Nashville to record their fourth studio album with Buddy Miller at Dan Auerbach's studio. Without a full-fledged drummer, the Dust Bowl dance-party starters' "I'm a Stranger Here" is a toe-tapping blend of vintage folk, bluegrass, countrified gospel and ragtime, as blithe fiddling and occasional percussive accents make the mostly acoustic numbers feel electric. The Americana trio, led by Pete Bernhard, is still touring on the 2013 release. With Austin-based singer-songwriter Joe Pug, whose "Windfall" LP is due in March. Michael Rietmulder

Cult of Youth

8:30 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10

Turbulent times can be harvest moons for great art. That's certainly true of Cult of Youth's new album "Final Days," which creator/ bandleader Sean Ragon has described as coming from an emotionally strange place. "I started buying lots of human bones and things like that and keeping them close to me, and just doing some weird stuff," he told Vice music blog Noisey about the rocky period in his life. The resulting album is a punk/neo-folk diamond in the rough. Darker than the Brooklyn project's earlier album "Love Will Prevail," the band's third effort is dramatic, ambitious and stylish. Fellow Brooklynites Uniform open. Sarah Harper