THE FRONT BOTTOMS, CLUB SOUND, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., $14
Had I delved into The Front Bottoms earlier than last month, the Jersey band's 2013 release Talon of the Hawk would have definitely ranked among my Top 10 albums of the year. I've fallen hard for the songs of Brian Sella, who packs his tunes with hooks galore and lyrics both heartfelt and hilarious. Songs like "Skeleton" and "Lone Star" are among my new favorites and get daily play in my headphones. I can't wait to see how the duo recreates their music in the live environment, and the cozy confines of Club Sound should actually be a pretty ideal place from what is reportedly a lively stage show. You Blew It! and Wild open the show.