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Decent Days and Nights

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 11, 2006 3:26PM

Thirty-six years ago Vashti Bunyan released an album that was haunting and different than all the other folk musicians out there. She has been touted as creating "psych-folk" and then, like many musicians, the singer kind of forgot about her voice amidst lukewarm sales and everything that life throws at us. Now she's back with Lookaftering and is playing a pair of shows with Archer Prewitt. Monday/Tuesday, Lakeshore Theater, 7 p.m., $15 advanced/$20 door, All Ages.

2006_09_tompetty.jpgHopefully the rain will stop and be beautiful for a pair of shows by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. Tom's latest CD Highway Companion has been a great album to ease us into Fall with all its talk about travel. We're looking forward to seeing how The Strokes stand up alongside these veterans of the music world. Thursday/Friday, Charter One Pavilion, 7:30 p.m., $65.50-$85.50, All Ages. Friday is sold out - bring a picnic and listen on the beach.

Saturday night local musicians Catfish Haven are having a CD release party for Tell Me. This first full-length album has been called, "unflashy, yet satisfying" by Pitchfork. Joining the celebration are Birdmonster and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Saturday, Double Door, 10 p.m., $10, 21+.

If anyone's heading down to Austin for the Austin City Limits Festival, stop by our sister's party on Thursday night. We'll be there with bells on, ready to see just how rockin' the Austin local music scene is.

Decent Days and Nights is an ever-so-brief look at shows in the week ahead that we think are worth noting, for one reason or another. It will run each Monday (or Tuesday when it's a lazy holiday weekend). Feel free to note your own plans in comments.