* Local glam-pop glitter clown Brandon Jazz was on BalconyTV performing his tune, "Vultures." Drummer/beatmaster Jerry Pentecost served as Jazz's only Armed Force in the performance, which you can see above. In the tradition of most BalconyTV performances, it was introduced by your boy Crow — who doesn't have time for jokes about the Internet, obviously — and shot from a balcony on Lower Broad. Atypical of most BalconyTV performances, it features a disco ball and an American-flag cape. Jazz will be hosting a Fourth of July 8 off 8th at Mercy Lounge, by the way, but more on that later.
* And from the exact opposite end of the spectrum comes this tidbit: Nashville's own The Civil Wars did one of those neat little Tiny Desk performances for NPR. The duo played "Barton Hollow," "Twenty Years" and "Poison & Wine" for their 12-minute session, which — unlike the Tiny Desk appearances from Lambchop and Kopecky Family Band — apparently was played before a small audience. Dig those sorrowful harmonies. By the way, the fact that The Civil Wars are married — but not to each other — made Bob Boilen "almost" feel "duped."