For the past seven years, the North Lake Tahoe, Calif.-based Dead Winter Carpenters have crisscrossed the country to promote their four albums, making regular pit stops at music festivals—including the Harvest Music Festival in Arkansas and the Northwest String Summit in Oregon—to score new fans one genre-bending performance at a time. On July 26, the five-member band will touch down in Boise for Alive After Five. DWC combines the sounds of classic rock, folk and country with bluegrass and Americana, but performs with an unbridled punk rock ethos. It's a statement those in the know would agree with: Although DWC's newest album, Washoe (self released, 2016), is packed with innovative string playing, they're the kind of band you just have to see live.
With Jonathan Warren and The Billy Goats, 5 p.m., FREE. Grove Plaza, downtownboise.org.