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Our Pick for the Weekend: Honky-Tonk Pop

Saturday, April 7: It’s the feel-good story of this year’s music scene: Local bartender churns out excellent folk-rock, makes a name for himself in DC, signs with Domino Records, and goes on to worldwide musical dominance. Well, I’m not so sure about that last part, but I am sure that you shouldn’t miss Benjy Ferree’s performance this evening at the Black Cat. His catchy, foot-stomping, and slightly old-fashioned honky-tonk-style music is garnering comparisons to The Shins and The White Stripes. Openers are talented local acts The Cassettes and The Aquarium. 9 pm, $10. Listen to tunes at his Myspace page.

Benjy Ferree's show is just one of our picks for events happening around town this weekend. For even more fun times and entertainment, including a indie duo spinning tunes, a show that's "Good for the Jews," and cherry blossom recommendations, check out Where & When Weekend, our regular column on the best of what's going on around town this weekend.