Apr. 15: Homeward Bound in Sonoma

Tough and gritty country-rock trio the Curly Wolf call Los Angeles home these days, but the boys have roots that run back up to Sonoma. That means this weekend’s show is a homecoming of sorts for the heavily tattooed, take-no-prisoners outfit that makes the banjo and lap-pedal steel sound as heavy as any axe. The band’s 2013 album, Both Barrels, was a gruff and grinding blend of folk that the band expanded on for their 2015 release, Calling Your Bluff. Pumping up the volume onstage, the Curly Wolf sweat it out on Friday, April 15, at B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille, 400 First St., Sonoma. 10pm. Free. 707.938.7110.