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Unashamedly retro, the Tennessee Rhythm Riders channel the approach of ’40s and ’50s hillbilly and Western swing combos on their current CD, Little Red Wagon. Residents not of the rural American South but of London, these seven cowboy-hat- and string-tie-wearing 30-somethings may be doctrinaire as only the British can be about their sound and look, but their lively repertoire does include ZZ Top in addition to Kitty Wells. Featuring several former members of rockabilly groups, the band is most effective when its guitarists vibrate their amps with a wall of steel, lead, and rhythm twang. While Lynette Morgan’s high-pitched vocals are a little too perky on cry-in-your beer laments like “Leavin’ on Your Mind,” she plays a large role in capturing the feel of the genres the band loves on original rave-ups like the title cut and the poppy “Angel in Disguise.” At 9 p.m. at Paddy Mac’s, 8241 Georgia Ave., Second Floor, Silver Spring. $9. (301) 608-3360. (Steve Kiviat)