Big Eyes Family Players 2011 retrospective vinyl release, Family Favourites, is still available in our shop. The onetime pressing of 500 is a reworking of songs from Big Eyes’ past catalog, as well as a cover of Dirty Three’s “Three Wheels.” Each copy comes with a free download and liner notes from Trembling Bells’ Alex Neilsen. Stream “Amateur Dramatics.”
California Guitar Trio plays Sept. 21 at Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Sunday, Sept. 29 at Old Town School of Folk Music. $20 for members, $22 for general public. The Midnight Ghost Train plays Aug. 18 at Launchpad in Albuquerque, N.M. Ben Sollee plays June 15 at Centennial Park in Nashville, June 24 in Boston at Mark Connor String Camp; July 17 at Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York, N.Y.; and July 19 at Purple Crayon in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y. As well, Pokey LaFarge is all over the place this year.
Wax Fang will score the season finale of the FOX Network show “American Dad” airing at 9:30 p.m. EST this Sunday, May 5. USA Today has a sneak peek at the episode, “Lost In Space.” Dreamland Film Center in Louisville (810 E. Market St.) is hosting a viewing party beginning at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, followed by a Q&A session led by singer-guitarist Scott Carney.