The twosome — which blends Folk, Blues, Indie Rock and other elements into their dark, compelling mix — recorded its first album in Auerbach’s studio, then befriended one of Auerbach’s pals, Cincinnati’s Brian Olive, using his studio in the Queen City to record their superb, acclaimed second album, Sing Sing. With great songwriting and an ever-rising profile thanks to consistent touring — including a few weeks out with stardom-bound Shovels & Rope — Shivering Timbers might just find themselves following in Auerbach’s footsteps to the Grammys stage within the next couple of years. The duo performs with local Indie Pop greats Darlene. 21 and up. Free. 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 at MOTR Pub, 1345 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. motrpub.com.