For the longest time, we liked to refer to local rock 'n' roll outfit Those Darlins as "country punk." There was tap-dancing, songs about pigging out on fried chicken, and an aesthetic like that of some undiscovered, raised-on-Pistols-and-Ramones third-generation branch of the Carter Family. While the countrified snarl and "fuck it" attitude are still present on last year's Screws Get Loose — which, by the way, came in at No. 3 in the Scene's list of 2011's best local albums — the music is more about shimmering licks and catchy choruses. It's garage rock without the musty, stolid predictability of a band that spends all its time in the absence of sunlight. Tonight the Darlins play their first in-town gig in a long minute, gearing up for a three-week jaunt with lo-fi sunshine-pop sensations Best Coast. They recently parted ways with multi-instrumentalist and founding Darlin Kelley Anderson — a bummer, for sure — but you can still expect to see a rollicking, be-sequined romp, opening sets from Psychic Hotline and Black Lodge, and maybe even a new Darlins tune or two. They are working on a new record, after all.