* Local songstress Caitlin Rose stopped in at NPR's World Cafe to perform a handful of tunes from her critically lauded Own Side Now. Those lovable, wonky dweebs at NPR called Cato "a gifted lyricist with a knack for wry observations and artful understatement." I know that's right. Hear live versions of four tunes, plus that full-band,
rendition heart-rending, soulful album cut "For the Rabbits." What a jam. Rose has some upcoming dates with Justin Townes Earle and Jason Isbell, plus some more with Hayes Carll. See said dates here.
* Did you know local club and veritable Nashville institution Exit/In will be turning 40 in September? Happy birthday, Exit! According to a press release, "Exit/In is celebrating this great heritage with a series of concerts during the week following Labor Day. ... proceeds from the event will benefit MusiCares (non profit arm of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, NARAS) which assists musicians and their families in need." Artists slated to play include (but are not limited to) Guy Clark, Griffin House, Clayton Bellamy, Marshall Chapman, Barefoot Jerry, Dianne Davidson, Tracy Nelson, and Will Kimbrough, More on that to come.
* Speaking of Exit/In, guess who's playing there on Nov. 5! Well ... you probably read the headline to this post, so you already know that it's authentic grimy psych-rockers Black Angels. Tickets are $15.