Formed by best friends and L.A natives Cleo Tucker and Harmony Tividad, the folk-punk duo Girlpool make their way out of Philadelphia to tour in support of their sophomore album Powerplant (2017), follow-up to the 2015 debut Before the World Was Big. Signed with Anti-Records, the band delivers a deeply vulnerable, pared-down vibe via guitar, bass and vocals, plus the recent addition of drums. Despite a decidedly unfussy format, Girlpool’s lo-fi sound flows effortlessly amid poetic lyrics at times powerful enough to put life back in perspective. Also on the bill: Palm and LALA LALA. $12, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com.
— Victoria Wilson