With Jimmie Dale Gilmore's reedy tenor and Dave Alvin's smoky vocal ease throughout, Gilmore and Alvin prove they are the kings of the roadhouse on the duo's new collab album "Downey to Lubbock." The record is as rough-and-tumble as these guys are live. The last time Alvin was in Rochester, it was with his flesh-and-blood brother Phil, doing their tribute to Big Bill Broonzy. This time, it's with his brother from another mother, Gilmore. This is history. Do not miss it or "you'll be entering a world of pain." Steve Piper and Scott Regan will also perform.
Dave Alvin and Jimmy Dale Gilmore will play with The Guilty Ones on Saturday September 15, 8 p.m. at JCC Hart Theater, 1200 Edgewood Avenue. $35-$40. abilenebarandlounge.com;davealvin.net; jimmiedalegilmore.com.