Chris Pureka intones like troubled troubadour Chris Whitley. Pureka's music is dark but not without redemption as honesty comingles with mood and tone. The result? Something that can only be described as a beautiful, longing ache.
Chris Pureka will perform with Susanna Rose, Beverly Stokes, and Calicoco on Wednesday, April 27, at Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $13-$17. bugjar.com; chrispureka.com.