Courtesy The Modbo
My Name is Harriett with Swelter and Burn, 8 p.m., The Modbo, 17C E. Bijou St., $7, themodbo.com.
It is perhaps the contrast between violinist Harriett Landrum (who performs under the name My Name Is Harriett) and R-rated piano duo Swelter and Burn that makes a joint concert by these two divergent acts so enticing. Swelter and Burn, composed of pianists Willow Welter and Lauren Ciborowski, are known for their oft-raunchy and always hilarious tunes about such topics as, in Ciborowski’s words, “sanctimonious yogis and sexting.” My Name Is Harriett, on the opposite hand, crafts deep and affective lyrics with accompanying violin, performing original songs that bring tears to audience’s eyes. Enjoy Friday’s roller coaster — it’s a rare dual act that should be a blast.