The Sheepdogs are changing things up on July 24 at the Earl

Wait no longer to slip into the Southern dreams of these Canadian rockers

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Photo credit: Mat Dunlap
FEELING GOOD: Five rodeo-ready Saskatonians pose under the changing colours of a twilight sky

A sheepdog is the kind of companion everyone needs, a friend to watch over you and always have your back. Meet your musical guardian angels, the Sheepdogs, loyal comrades of both ’70s metalheads and fireside folk singers. From first listen, you’d never guess that their riff-heavy rock and Americana harmonies are rooted in the land of maple leaves and ham disguised as bacon. These Saskatchewan guys are Allman Brothers fans who compose anthemic choruses with bluesy, retro-rock influences. Their sixth full-length, Changing Colours, lives up to the name by drawing on the band’s psychedelic side and tossing in dashes of clarinet, Latin percussion, brass sections, and organ. Come see these Canadians give the South a taste of its own medicine.

With Brent Cowles. $15-$18. 8 p.m.(doors). Tues., July 24. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. S.E. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.

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