Friday promises to be country-strong: First, Texas songwriter Hayes Carll headlines Downtown After Five. And later, Nashville-based musician D. Striker plays a set at Jack of the Wood. Of the tracks on his new album, Come Over Here, Striker says, “‘Three Dudes In An Office’ questions the sincerity of chest-thumping country boys singing redneck odes penned by Music Row office writers. ‘She Don’t Want Me (She Just Wants Attention)’ finds the song’s narrator baffled by a woman who blows up his phone with text messages but cannot give him attention in person.” Striker, aka The Man in Yellow, also publishes RR every Friday the 13th. It’s a zine that “tackles Nashville’s past and present while throwing up a salute to revelry and crazy people” — which means this musician knows country. He takes the stage on July 18, 8:45-9:30 p.m. Grandpa’s Cough Medicine and The Whiskey Jackets also perform. $5. jackofthewood.com. Photo by Thomas Petillo
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