It's a year of living dangerously for Cami's old pal Colin Meloy — after a successful 2005, that dayjob-band of his have signed a deal with Capitol (yikes), and as is his wont, he’s embarked on something of a good-will tour all by himself. Last time around he was toting a tour-only EP of Morrissey covers. This time the object of his affection is Shirley Collins; there are a couple of songs from it floating around. Colin shares the bill with indie chanteuse Laura Veirs, who’s fallen under the radar too many times now as a Nonesuch recording artist but finally seems to be finding her audience thanks to the patronage of Sufjan Stevens, who took her on tour last year. (These people can point you towards her songs "Galaxies" and "Fire Snakes.") They’re at the Paradise, 967 Comm Ave, Boston 617.562.8800.
Plus, as seen in the fishwrap, Mazarin tonight at the MidEast with the Walkmen. Good shew.