The rumors are true! The State Room (638 S. State) will open on April Fool's Day (no joke) with a special performance by Stanley Clarke. This is good news for music lovers still mourning the loss of several beloved venues including The Zephyr, Dead Goat, Suede and even the short-lived Paladium. The lineup is impressive and promising. Cross your fingers that this place has some staying power.
Stanley Clarke - April 1
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Justin Townes Earle - April 8
Po' Girl - April 15
Brandi Carlisle, Angel Taylor - April 18
Richard Buckner - April 30
The Flatlanders - May 17
Here's Justin Townes Earle
Justin Townes Earle, "The Good Life" from Bloodshot Records on Vimeo.