Not much is known about what Bobby Bare Jr. has in store when he arrives at the Earl Fri., AUG. 8, with his Pixies cover band, IS SHE WEIRD, IS SHE WHITE. The psychedelic country man who hails from Nashville is well-known for steering the dreary traditions of country-music songwriter fare into some noisy and unorthodox corners of the Americana landscape. What he's going to do with the Pixies' songs is anybody's guess, but it will most certainly be a rocking affair that gives unexpected color to Frank Black and Co.'s death-pop dirges. El Capitan and Thee Scallywags open. $10. 9 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Road. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.