Hailing all the way from England, singer-songwriter Beans on Toast presents his listeners with a quirky, anti-folk sound. Similar to artists like Kimya Dawson and Paul Baribeau, Beans on Toast writes upbeat-sounding songs with casual, conversational lyrics. Beans delivers his brand of anti-folk in a rough-around-the-edges baritone, and his melodies are often more speech-based than they are sung. Beans recently toured with noteworthy folk-punk artist Frank Turner throughout the U.K. and is currently making his way around the U.S. with Celtic-rock band Flogging Molly, and on his own solo tour.
Beans on Toast performs Friday, March 7, 8 p.m., at The Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$10. bugjar.com.