ME & JULIO | The band MILK CARTON KIDS are a couple of two LA dudes gone deep into emotionally affecting narrative folk and roots rock. Their best songs, like the admittedly crushing “Michigan,” blur the language of loss with a dumbly compelling nostalgia for American cities and the passing of seasons. Their tenor harmonies have brought comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel, and if they’re the new S&G after only two years, they’re in good shape. Catch them with the New York roots partnership MIKE AND RUTHY at Empire. 9 pm; $13-15.