With a name like John Shade,* your career opportunities are limited to supervillain or folk musician. Fortunately for our lot, this John Shade made the right decision. This Hub local first slung on the capo with his debut album in 2010, All You Love is Need, and is steadily gaining all the good chatter in all the important places. Shade hits up a little-known haunt by the name of Club Passim this evening, where a couple of other moody types with acoustics have made it big. It’s like one of those concerts your uncle lied about seeing in the ’60s.
*Yeah, we know it’s from Nabokov. Roll with it.
[Wed. 2.2.11. 47 Palmer St., Cambridge. 8pm/all ages/$10 adv, $12 dos. clubpassim.org]