The solo project of New Yorker-via-Wisconson Alex Schaaf is endearingly lo-fi, a wisp of easy melodies and more than promising singer-songwriter chops. Last year saw the release of both full-length The Mistress on Afternoon Records and online via pay-as-you-go structure. So we’ll hear more from him soon, but we can rest assured now: he’s no penny-pincher. With Echo Kings.
Tue., Jan. 4, 7 p.m., 2011