08 Fri, Marlana Sheetz
Luna’s Café & Juice Bar, 9 p.m., $6
There’s something irresistible about Marlana Sheetz. Maybe it’s her soulful melodies, her clever yet honest lyrics or just the smile on her face during her entire set. But from the moment she strums that first chord, she makes you feel like you’ve been friends for years. Luna’s is the perfect setting for her performance, too: Just pull up a chair, order a nice tall lager (or Pabst Blue Ribbon) and get lost in songs about trips to Mexico or different months of the year—she’s got a song for all 12 of them … or so she says. August pretty much sucks as far as months go, so if she can write a good song about August, I’ll be thoroughly impressed. 1414 16th Street, www.myspace.com/marlanasheetzeverybody.