Bands that use satanic references to promote, manifest or deconstruct their musical motives have always been particularly interesting to me. But one can only listen to “Sympathy for the Devil,” “The Battle of Evermore” and “Eleven Mustachioed Daughters” so many times before the theme begins to seem dated and irrelevant in a real world where the actual forces of darkness are set to rule soon. That’s why it’s, like, totally cool that totally now bands like The Devil Makes Three have taken up Lucifer’s banner, if only in name and most likely not in inclination. They’ll be playing the Sunshine Theater (120 Central SW) on Sunday, Jan. 8. Of course it figures that this quartet comes from Cali’s beacon of weirdness, a place called Santa Cruz, where folks apparently worship banana slugs. Despite all of those troubling indicators, The Devil Makes Three makes Americana. That is, members Pete Bernhard, Lucia Turino and Cooper McBean infuse an essentially rockabilly aesthetic with bluegrass, jazz and country-Western to create a sound that reflects the roots of American music while building an innovative bridge to previously unexplored musical passages. The band’s focus on redemption and ruin also happens to be the title of their latest recording. How’s that for satanic? In this case, tour support is being provided by Lost Dog Street Band, a banjo and fiddle trio from Tennessee—a place known for its mysterious crossroads. Anywho, you get the idea. It’ll cost you a Jackson to get into this darkly enchanting 13+ show that commences at 8pm.