Eight Gigs: Magickat
Sat., March 21, 6:30 p.m., Old Ironsides, $20
Magickat, a tribute to Cat Stevens, a.k.a. Yusuf Islam, does great justice to his storied catalog without sounding coerced or tired. Singer George Papailias does more than an admirable job of delivering Stevens' songs and is aided by a fine backing band. They've sold out venues such as Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub and Miner's Foundry Cultural Center and have consequently grown their fan base organically. This is a seated dinner show and benefit for The Mustard Seed School. Food will be provided by T&R Taste of Texas BBQ, and Adrian Bellue and Joe Kye open the show. Hurry and grab tickets, since this one will most likely sell out. 1901 10th Street, www.facebook.com/catstevenstribute.