Bill Callahan + Ed Askew

Ask a contemporary songwriter who their favorite working songwriters are, and odds are good that Bill Callahan will be on their list. The indie vet, who formerly performed as Smog, plays behind a new album, Apocalypse—typically lovely, unsettling and subtly funny. He even name checks David Letterman! Support comes from Askew, a longtime New Yorker whose ’80s cassette album Imperfiction has just gained a proper release from Drag City.