“I’ll be your historian, and you’ll be mine/And I’ll fill pages of scribbled ink, hoping the words carry meaning,” Lucy Dacus promises on “Historians,” from her similarly titled second album, Historian. The Richmond, Virginia, native charts her personal history with thoughtful lyrics and lilting melodies. Songs range from the intimate confessional “Night Shift” and the gentle ballad “Yours & Mine” to relatively rocking tracks such as “Addictions” and the uptempo pop tune “Next of Kin.” The seven-minute “Pillar of Truth” evolves from starkly austere folk into shuffling chords and a surging burst of passion. Even as Dacus touches on loss and themes of racism and injustice, she eventually finds hope in our shared modern histories. With Liza Anne.
Moroccan Lounge, 901 E. First St., downtown L.A.; Sun., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.; $25; all ages. (213) 395-0610, themoroccan.com.