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Southern Sunrise dawns on Iron Works

Sometimes, a band’s style of music doesn’t mesh with its host surroundings. Singer-songwriters often sound best against a muted backdrop, and a heavy metal act couldn’t be contained in a jazz club.

As for Dallas, Texas rock outfit Thieves of Sunrise, it will find no such environmental conflict when the unleash their wailing southern rock ricocheting against the rustic brick and beams of Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.) for a show at 9 p.m.  Feb. 25.

The Matthew Marcus McDaniel-led quintet is now touring off 2015’s “Soul Stew,” a release that’s ingratiated the band with radio and roadhouse audiences both domestic and international. But whether performed in New Orleans or New Zealand, the music howls American. A track like “Hurricane” sounds like cutting-room floor material from an unreleased Blind Melon-Bon Jovi collaboration. The clapping stomper “The Shakedown” is drenched in the type of Budweiser-scented soul delivered by chicken-wire rockers rolling below the Mason-Dixon line.

Team such cuts with strategically rugged environs of Iron Works and, for listeners who pledge allegiance to the almighty Fender, the weekend Cobblestone District date could be a match made in rock 'n’ roll heaven.

Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door.

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