I didn't catch Elvis Perkins in Dearland at Bonnaroo too busy writing my Friday recap but I did see Perkins at the 2007 Siren Festival, and I found his sophisticated folk-pop to be mighty satisfying, so I can recommend tonight's show at The Basement, 391 Neil Ave., without reservation. I've even got the preview to prove it. Now, let's digress...

What's up with the name "Elvis Perkins IN Dearland"? First of all, what is Dearland? A place overrun by the kind of people you'd call "Dear"? (Or at least overrun by deer, like Sharon Woods used to be when I was a kid?) A land inhabited by The Dears? I'm perplexed. And , more pressingly, why isn't it Elvis Perkins AND Dearland? I assume they're trying to show that he's just one of four equally contributing members, but if that's the case, why not just take his name out of it and be Dearland?

Anyway, I can't make it to tonight's show, so perhaps you can clarify some of this stuff with him? Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $12 and country-punk girl group Those Darlins will open the show. Sample Darlins lyric: "I got drunk and I ate a chicken/ I ate a chicken I found in my kitchen/ Not just a leg and not just a wing/ I'd like to let you know that I ate the whole damn thing."