9 p.m., White Water Tavern. $5.
Just when we’ve finally got all the songs of “A Thousand Ships” memorized, the Boondogs are back with new material. Lead singers (and husband and wife) Jason Weinheimer and Indy Grotto have spent the last couple of months writing new songs, and on Thursday, they’ll essentially teach the rest of the band new songs onstage. With another group, that might make for a laborious evening, but the Boondogs’ supporting cast — Charles Wyrick, Chris Michaels, Isaac Alexander, Dylan Turner — are all seasoned players, gifted at improvisation. Look for new low-watt pop gems about love and loss. Dreamy alt-pop band Meryll opens. How’s this for indie cred? They’re from Austin and have a U.S. and Japanese record label.