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April 7, 2010

B-Sides: Music & Other Ephemera

‘We All Owe’

Epstein, Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick — three artists on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label — are part of a multimedia show. “We All Owe” happens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at 21c (700 W. Main St., 217-6341). Films by Jonathan Dueck, who’s shot video for My Brightest Diamond, Half-Handed Cloud and Rafter, will show during and between performances. The concert will be taped for an eventual release. Tickets are available at 21c and ear X-tacy.

Jakob’s Country
Check Bluegrass Catastrophe (bluecat.leoweekly.com) this week for our interview with Jakob Dylan. The Wallflowers frontman’s new album, Women & Country, arrived yesterday, and his voice fits easily into T. Bone Burnett’s rustic, warm production on “Evil is Alive and Well” and “Nothing But the Whole Wide World.” It doesn’t hurt to have collaborator Neko Case singing with him. Dylan performs April 12 at Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour at The Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, and April 13 at the Brown Theatre (315 W. Broadway, 584-7777, www.kentuckycenter.org). Tickets for the Louisville show are $20-$27.50.

Lee, plus
Amos Lee is returning to Headliners Sunday with an old friend. Mutlu Onaral, the opener, melds Jamaican, Brazilian and Philly soul. Lee produced Mutlu’s 2006 EP, and from there, the onetime open mic regular has climbed steadily. He performed a rasta rendition of “Maneater” at SXSW in 2008 with Daryl Hall, and Hall & Oates producer T-Bone Wolk produced Mutlu’s first full-length, Livin’ It, which also features Jazzeefatnastees’ Mercedes Martinez singing backup. Showtime is 8 p.m. at Headliners (1386 Lexington Road, 584-8088). Tickets are $22 (adv.), $25 (door). Check www.myspace.com/mutlusounds.

Squeeze-bot prom
Missed (or more accurately hated) your prom? Squeeze-bot understands, so they’re throwing one Saturday, April 10 at Swiss Hall (719 Lynn St.). Dancin’ starts at 8 p.m. Cost is $20 per couple, $12 stag. There will be a cash bar. They will be taking photos of couples and posting them on their prom website.

Music ’Cast
IamIs celebrates the release of their long-awaited follow-up, Trance Inducer. Shawna Dellacave joins us in the offices to talk about the self-produced album. Listen at Bluegrass Catastrophe, bluecat.leoweekly.com.