Live Bands

H.C. McEntire with Silver Treason

When: Mon., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. 2019

H.C. McEntire’s debut solo record Lionheart is rustic and beautiful, somber yet disquieting, a collection of intimate songs about the Mount Moriah frontwoman returning to her small North Carolina hometown and to a family who doesn’t accept that she’s gay. Under the mentorship of punk icon Kathleen Hanna, McEntire constructed a confident record that’s simultaneously a repudiation of Bible Belt conservatism and a paean to her Southern roots, inspired by the country and gospel she grew up with. Its images of abandoned junkyards and old grain silos are evocative enough, but it’s really about embracing who you are and where you come from.

Nathan Weinbender

Price: $10