ARTS Pick: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

Sarah Shot & the Disarmers play its country-rock vocals at The Southern Café & Music Hall on Friday, December 28 at 8:30pm. Publicity photo. Sarah Shot & the Disarmers play its country-rock vocals at The Southern Café & Music Hall on Friday, December 28 at 8:30pm. Publicity photo.

The brutal country-rock quartet Sarah Shook & the Disarmers plays with a display of defiance that embodies the outlaw era—and such a biting reputation is not undeserved, but it pays off. The group’s spiteful LP, Years, is full of raw undertones inspired by Shook’s personal life. It received high marks from Rolling Stone as “a crisp display of precision” with songs that “boast some of Shook’s most memorable melodies to date.”

Friday 12/28 $15, 8:30pm. The Southern Café & Music Hall, 103 S. First St. 977-5590.