Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong, albeit with a contemporary sensibility.
WHERE: Common Fence Music Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth
WHEN: 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 8
COST: $22 in advance and $25 at the door
MORE INFO: 401/683-5085; www.commonfencemusic.org