“Many a mind has pondered … trying to find the code/Prying at the lock to break into wonderland,” Curt Kirkwood murmurs on “The Great Awakening,” a hazy fantasy from Meat Puppets’ latest album, Dusty Notes. Befitting its title, the record is a rustic travelogue through such country-rock ditties as the banjo-laced “Nine Pins” and “Sea of Heartbreak.” Traces of the Arizona group’s punk and psychedelic roots crop up on occasionally heavier passages, such as “Vampyr’s Winged Fantasy” and the trippy harpsichord interlude “Unfrozen Memory,” but the album is generally a laidback affair. Curt Kirkwood and his bassist-brother Cris have reunited with Meat Puppets’ original drummer, Derrick Bostrom, and the current lineup also includes Curt’s son Elmo Kirkwood on guitar and keyboardist Ron Stabinsky. If you can’t make the trek out to the High Desert, Meat Puppets are scheduled to tour with Mudhoney in 2020. With Particle Kid.
Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace, 53688 Pioneertown Road, Pioneertown; Sat., Nov. 30, 9 p.m.; $25; sold out; all ages. (760) 365-5956, www.pappyandharriets.com.