“Read It and Weep,” a hard-hitting tale of self-loathing, is the song that best showcases the early identity of local rockers Sightseer. Led by the strong female vocals of P.A. Mathison, the song – like Sightseer’s others – is rooted in alternative-country, bringing to mind bands like Okkervil River and Wilco. Based on their work so far, Sightseer hasn’t yet created a distinctive sound, but the pieces seem to be in place. Just check out the excellent, wailing guitar solo on “Resting Place.” For a folksier, acoustic act, be sure to catch opener The Washover Fans. With The Young West. BRYDEN MCGRATH

Fri., Jan. 21, 9 p.m., 2011

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