Just as popular Pacific Northwest rockers Pretty Girls Make Graves disbanded in the middle of the last decade, the band’s bassist, Derek Fudesco, unveiled his new, folky project, The Cave Singers, which would go on to prove just as successful as PGMG, if not more so. The band has certainly been more enduring. The Cave Singers instantly signed with Matador Records for its first two albums, then switched to the esteemed Jagjaguwar label, which released The Cave Singers’ acclaimed Naomi album in 2013. The band — which has a diverse sound that has outgrown its initial “Indie Folk” description, drawing from a wide range of influences — is gearing up for the release of its anticipated follow-up, so expect to hear a few new tunes at the band’s free show this week. The Cave Singers’ Cincinnati tour stop also features an opening set from local “Americana Soul” supergroup Daniel Wayne and the Silver Lines.
10 p.m. Thursday. Free. MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine, motrpub.com.