“Nothin’ on this jukebox ’cept the blues,” Sarah Shook laments on “Good as Gold,” from Years, the latest album by the Chapel Hill singer and her band The Disarmers. Shook’s jukebox might be filled with blues and sadness, but she and her group kick up their heels and stir up a lively brand of country and roots-rock. Despite being raised in a strict, religious family without much exposure to music, the vocalist has reinvented herself as an outspoken bisexual atheist who nonetheless loves to revel in the sounds of traditional country music. Of course, in Shook’s world tradition encompasses acceptance of the LGBTQ community as well as her own defiance in such songs as “New Ways to Fail,” in which she refuses to play the role of a submissive, obedient woman just to please a selfish man. With Brian Whelan.
The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park; Sun., July 28, 8 p.m.; $16. (213) 413-8200, www.spacelandpresents.com.
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