If you like your indie rock literary and a little bit leftist (as you should), then you couldn't ask for much better than Winnipeg's the Weakerthans. Singer-songwriter John K. Samson, formerly of agit-pop punks Propagandhi, spins folky, personal ballads and barricade-holding punk anthems, filling both with heartfelt emotion and small but weighty lyrical details (the cruddy interior decorations of "Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist," the garage sale of memories on "Everything Must Go"). Live, the band are like veteran members of the Rock Machinists Local 426: reliable, hardworking, and skilled. They should get time and a half for encores. (Neumos, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $15, all ages.)