This one's still more than a week away - but hey, I like to give you plenty of time to plan whenever possible.
So...on Wednesday, Aug. 8, my pal and Bee colleague David Barton will be performing at Marilyn's (908 K St.) as part of that club's weekly Americana Ramble showcase.
Among other things here at The Bee, Dave writes for our weekly Outbound section on Thursdays, but as many of you know, he also used to be the paper's pop music critic. And he's definitely still a music fanatic - I can say this with impunity because it's my desk that David always rifles through on his never-ending quest for new music. (Confidential to David: Finally got that new Spoon record if you want to give it a listen).
Anyway, back to the show: Here's the twist - also on that bill? Sacramento News & Review music writer Jackson Griffith. Griffith, of course, used to write for the now-defunct Pulse magazine and then later served as SN&R's arts editor. These days, he's a freelancer, but still just as passionate about music, new and old.
Both will play acoustic, solo sets.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m., is 21-and-over only and costs $6 at the door. For more info: (916) 446-4361 or Marilynsonk.com.