The same people who cried tears of joy when Nick Cave took a detour from gothic balladeer back to badass misanthrope with Grinderman will feel their heartstrings pricked sadistically by Young Widows, the Louisville trio that opens for Russian Circles this Thursday at Ravari Room.

The same people who cried tears of joy when Nick Cave took a detour from gothic balladeer back to badass misanthrope with Grinderman will feel their heartstrings pricked sadistically by Young Widows, the Louisville trio that opens for Russian Circles this Thursday at Ravari Room.

Theirs is a nasty, noisy breed of blues rock, one that explores the angles inside minor chords. On the recent "In and Out of Youth and Lightness," you can hear the space between every sound, as if Spoon went into the studio feeling exceptionally bleak about the human race.

Deaf Heaven opens Thursday's concert.