Baltimore-by-way-of-Houston songstress JANA HUNTER sings and strums with a brittle quietude that transcends the boundaries of traditional folk emotion with a sparse aplomb that bores deeply into the cerebellum. Hunter's songs lean more toward lonely and grinding avant-garde than they do the happy, earthy tones of Mother Nature. Fellow Baltimore act the Crazy Dreams Band – featuring members of Lexie Mountain, Mouthus and Mexcellent – also perform with a brash, guitar-less jam of pop improv, noise and whatever unorthodox sounds they pull out of the air. Rural Georgia noise-folk alchemist Damon Moon and the Whispering Drifters open with a set of creeping, slow-motion freak-outs. $5. 9 p.m. 529, 529 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-228-6769. www.529atl.com.