Long drives with friends have their ups and downs, but when friends are talented enough to rock covers of oldies hits in a van, it makes sitting for hours much more enjoyable. At least that’s how Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers feel when they’re on tour. You’ve likely seen their YouTube hit “I Can’t Go for That,” with Bluhm singing, playing a kazoo and driving at the same time, but there’s plenty more in the series—and in the band’s well of original songs. This weekend the band opens for the BoDeans on Friday, May 18, at the Mystic Theatre. 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 8:30pm. $26. 707.765.2121.