Lindsay Lou Rilko's lyrics celebrate big, bad, quirky Jim Thompson-esque characters fleshed out and set to music. Her tales of moonshiners, bank robbers, and other assorted American renegades get a kick and a giddy-up from her Michigan-based Flatbellys. The band keeps it fresh with frequent trips into pop territory peppered with bluegrass gold.
Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys perform Thursday, November 29, 9 p.m. at Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way. $8-$12. abilenebarandlounge.com.