From this week’s Music Board:

INDIE-ROCK | The Sleepy Horses

w/ Thrift Store Cowboys, Fri. July 25, The Village Tavern, $5

[image-1]Specializing in a dense and textured guitar-driven sound, Athens-based rockers Sleepy Horses are something of a twangy “shoegaze/country” indie-rock trio. Singer/guitarist Nic Goodson, bassist Justin Gregg, and drummer Dave Forker formed in Athens, Ga., in 2005. Goodson, the only original member and the main songwriter, started the whole thing in his hometown of Lubbock, Texas (home of the late, great Buddy Holly … and little else). After playing with a broad range of local musicians — and recording an album titled Somewhere Out West, Lonesome For You — the frontman suffered a near-death experience in 2006, and spent considerable time and effort in recovery, mainly for severe nerve damage in his leg. This year, the trip has tightened their live sound, prepared some fine new material, and honed their Yo La Tengo-meets-Bailter Space style. Lubbock ensemble Thrift Store Cowboys share the bill in support of a new one titled Lay Low While Crawling or Creeping. FRIDAY


Tues. July 29, The Recovery Room, Free

[image-2]Vancouver garage/blues duo The Pack A.D. — guitarist/singer Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller — visit Charleston twice this week, touring behind a new one called Funeral Mixtape (Mint). Black and Miller keep their riffs and rhythms simple and edgy. Their stripped-down electric blues/rock foundation resembles those of The White Stripes, The Romweber Duo, and the Black Keys, only a bit more sensual and sneery. “They take life on the road, Civil War stories, coffee and cigarettes, stir them into a vicious concoction of garage-rock and Jack Daniels, and then bring it to a fevered boil,” say Mint execs. The Pack A.D. play early on Saturday at the Tavern (before Phantom Rockers, The Keepers, The Defilers, and The Bullets). They perform at 10 p.m. at the newly-opened Recovery Room (685 King Street) on Tuesday, too — no cover, but donations are encouraged. TUESDAY (photo by Mark Maryanovich)

DUB/GROOVE | Quasiphonics

w/ Not Necessarily Demonic, The Butterbeans, Tues. July 29, The Pour House, $5

[image-3]Mandolin player Aaron Firetag and guitarist John Durham call their music “dubbish,” even naming their latest three-song EP after the moniker. It’s an accurate description — as a band, they’re able to flow seamlessly from acoustic, bluegrassy folk tunes to beat-dropping Jamaican rhythms, without pigeonholing themselves into one genre. They keep their band fluid as well, recruiting friends (many of whom are products of the CofC jazz program) to lend their hands on bass, drums, and keys. On Tuesday, they’ll start with a set of acoustic/rock songs, then roll into a late-night funk/dub set. If Lee “Scratch” Perry had blazed one with the Flying Burrito Brothers and sat down to jam, it might resemble the sounds of this showcase. Opening the main stage concert is Not Necessarily Demonic, a one-off collaboration between Lindsay Holler, Darby Long, and Kentucky Shoes. The Butterbeans perform on the deck (for free) from 6-9 p.m. and the main show starts at 10 p.m. —Stratton Lawrence TUESDAY (photo by Robert Reid)