May 17. When New York's Brownbird Rudy Relic quit the biz in 2010, it was heartbreaking. In a world of finishing-school phonies (that means you, Joe Bonamassa), Relic's brand of high-energy, "acoustic holler" punk blues was exactly the kind of kick in the ass needed to remind us all what the raw essence of the music was always meant to feel like. But, lo, out of nowhere it's once again time to rejoice, as the recently reemerged Brownbird bombs the Rondout Music Lounge this month. So take a seat, local bluesmen, hold on to your hat, and come see how it's really done. With Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones. (Analise appears May 10; Tristan Omand strums May 23.) 9:30pm. $5. Kingston.