When singer-songwriter Kevin Devine and Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra met some years ago, the two formed a friendship that would lead to future artistic collaboration, and that is very good for us. They've work together as Bad Books since 2010, and have just released the project's second record, II. Hull's Manchester Orchestra bandmates help round out the full band, which'll grace the stage at The Space this week.
Bad Books, with Shone
May 6, 7 p.m., $14, The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Bldg. H, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, thespacect.com.