Eddie Vedder’s working on making the ukulele cool – the Pearl Jam singer recently released an album titled Ukulele Songs featuring the small stringed instrument.
On Monday evening, a young Minnesota songwriter, the charming Savannah Smith, brings her unique ukulele compositions to Rumba Cafe where she’s likely to play songs from her recently completed EP, Leaving Eau Claire, as well as a few covers. This is an early show, Smith goes on around 8pm.
Thursday night at Stubb’s is the Body of War event featuring Kimya Dawson, Serj Tarkian, Tom Morello, Brendon Jenkins, and Special Guests. On the schedule they’re listed to perform for about 90 minutes. Body of War is a documentary that is also premiering at SXSW. Details on the film here.
So what about the Body of War special guests? I have no inside knowledge, but this article on Billboard discusses the soundtrack. Also on the soundtrack are Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen, Bright Eyes and more……