Through frontman Adam Stephens’ raspy voice and anecdotal mentality, the boys of Two Gallants conjure the essence of Billy Joel back in his “Piano Man” days. Much like their car-accident-prone predecessor, the band creates breathtaking imagery from less-than hopeful content, spinning murderous tales into feel-good jams. Be there when the reformed Gallants brings their folk-meets-modern-indie-rock sound on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Mystic Theatre. 21 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 9pm. $21. 707.765.2121.