You may know Angela Perley from The Salty Caramels, but her main project, the Howlin' Moons, will be more appetizing for those who find that cutesy novelty act a bit too saccharine. Saturday's release party for the group's second EP, "Yellow Moon," is a fine chance to get acquainted.

You may know Angela Perley from The Salty Caramels, but her main project, the Howlin' Moons, will be more appetizing for those who find that cutesy novelty act a bit too saccharine. Saturday's release party for the group's second EP, "Yellow Moon," is a fine chance to get acquainted.

Spunk and variety are two of Perley's core strengths, and "Yellow Moon" amplifies those attributes. Songs that presumably began as acoustic sketches get serious backbone from the band, allowing Perley to let her charisma run wild without running off the rails. Lonesome ballad "Little Heart" shows she can hold her own minus the fanfare.

Saturday's set will be preceded by Woody Pines, Coralee and the Townies, and solo sets from Perley's Salty Caramels bandmates Bree Frick and Molly Winters.