If you haven’t seen Whalebones in a while, do so. They were great before, but after a few years and some lineup reconfiguring, frontman Justin Deary has finally turned Whalebones in the rock n’ roll beast it had always wanted to be. With Bradford Button on bass and the ferocious Faustine Hudson on drums, Whalebones make a sort of Americana stoner rock, mixing countrified elements of Neil Young and The Band with the fuzzed-up riffing of the Stones and, more interestingly, Kyuss. Tonight is the CD release for self-titled full-length follow-up to 2007’s Morning Man EP. Go catch ‘em now while you can. To hear Deary talk, he’s apt to leave the city any day in favor of some soggy cabin in the Cascades where he'll live off the land and never shave again. With Night Beats, Case Studies, DJ CMRTYZ. BRIAN J. BARR

Sat., May 21, 10 p.m., 2011

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