Band Over the Rhine announce fundraising concerts this weekend at its new barn-turned-performing-arts-center, Nowhere Else. Plus, Americana/Blues/Bluegrass foursome The Goodle Boys celebrate their debut album and singer/songwriter Billy Catfish throws a musical shindig.
The Royal Pines have finally followed up the hair-raising splendor of 2007's "Old World" with last year's "Come Forth," reclaiming the debut’s dark spark but also showing the natural progression of their sharper-than-ever songwriting and expressive, soulful delivery, the gothic aura hanging in the air like ominous pea-soup-thick fog.
Billy Catfish (aka Lil' Billy Catfish or, more recently, Billy Catfish Orchestra) hasn't "re-made himself," as he will tell you, but he just spends less time wondering if you care about his views of Fruitarians (or if his jeans are designer enough for you or if he's saying all the correct things to say).
Billy Catfish is a man about town of the highest order and a renaissance man to boot. The good-humored, sometimes-mustachioed/bearded bard has been a performing and recording musician since '89, playing with numerous Experimental, Punk and Garage bands. In keeping with our town's musical zeitgeist, he's currently doing the "laid-back Country-Folk Singer-Songwriter thing."