Dead Western is the self-described “New American/dark folk” project of Troy Mighty. Its prime mover provides vocals and plays guitar, bass and other instruments. There’s an unsettling quality to Dead Western’s dark psych-folk. On latest release Everything, Eternally, Mighty’s vox remind one of a folksy opera singer who overdid it with the codeine cough syrup ... but in a really good way. See what I mean at The Tannex (1417 Fourth Street SW) on Wednesday, Feb. 19. Along with Dead Western, ex-Wilderness solo project Lord Dog Bird—who has graced our burg in the past—fashions songs from stone, wood and prayers. This all-ages recital begins at 8pm, and tickets are $5.