KEN STRINGFELLOW, THE URBAN LOUNGE, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9 p.m., $10
Ken Stringfellow might not be a familiar name to you, but chances are you've heard him play music. He was a touring and recording member of R.E.M. starting in 2001, a founding member of Seattle power-pop legends The Posies, and he toured with Alex Chilton's reconstituted Big Star as well. A musical chameleon who can seemingly create an insistent hook just by rolling out of bed in the morning. A songwriter of remarkable skill, Stringfellow's latest solo album is called Danzig in the Moonlight, and he calls it "a culmination of all I have learned and experienced in over 30 years of performing, producing, writing, and conceptualizing music. The album reflects my wide interests, from avant-garde 20th century composers to generation Pitchfork and many stops in between and beyond." Getting the opportunity to see Stringfellow in a club atmosphere should be a real treat. Tolchok Trio opens the show.