M. Ward with The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
Thu. May 8 | While M. Ward's bands — She & Him and Monsters of Folk — draw more attention, it's on his solo albums that his soul is laid bare. A Wasteland Companion is his latest. The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, aka Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl, opens at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Fri.-Sat. May 9-10 | Despite undergoing surgery for lung cancer in 2013, country singer/songwriter John Prine returns to the road at a time his age-graveled voice perfectly befits his sharp, sardonic songcraft. His latest is 2011's Singing Mailman Delivers. Brandy Clark opens at 8 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
Mon. May 12 | The band's most recent release, 2009's No One's First, and You're Next (Sony), compiled leftover tracks from verbose hits Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004) and We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (2007). At 8 p.m. at Civic Theatre.