You know what to expect from a band called Frontier Ruckus without listening to a single stanza. Thankfully, the Ann Arbor-area folk-rockers do it right, lending Matthew Milia's thinking-and-feeling narratives just enough rustic rumble to pull the grit out from under the yearning. The band's lengthy Eternity of Dimming tour - during which they'll hone new songs this fall before recording their next LP over the winter - launches Thursday at Rumba with assistance from Vug.

You know what to expect from a band called Frontier Ruckus without listening to a single stanza. Thankfully, the Ann Arbor-area folk-rockers do it right, lending Matthew Milia's thinking-and-feeling narratives just enough rustic rumble to pull the grit out from under the yearning. The band's lengthy Eternity of Dimming tour - during which they'll hone new songs this fall before recording their next LP over the winter - launches Thursday at Rumba with assistance from Vug.