Bobby Bare Jr. is simply one of the very few child of artistsan extremely tiny cadre featuring Rufus Wainwright and Bares ace boon, Patterson Hoodwho makes consistently intriguing music fit to catapult them beyond the shadow of their famous parentage (and, in some cases, supersede it). Bare the Younger has been reminding folks far and wide that rock also lives within spitting distance of Tennessees Music Row since his heavy band recorded for Sony in the late 90s. Yet the roll of highly personal and eclectic music hes been dropping with folksincluding purloined members of Lambchopsince Young Criminals Starvation League has truly made Bare great. Live, his band is always bompin too, and hes easy enough to give shine to his two most important mentors: Daddy and the late Shel Silverstein. Roll with him, by all means.
Sun., Sept. 21, 7 p.m., 2008