Jennifer Kimball is playing Club Passim in Harvard Square on Saturday at 8pm. $15, $13 for Passim members, and like all shows at Passim, all ages. Jennifer Kimball used to be in a duo with Jonatha Brooke called The Story, which later became a band, and it was she who got me into the habit of going to see lots of live music. I used to go to every Story concert I could, until Jennifer left the band. She's one of the best harmony singers I've ever heard.
Also on Saturday night, the Dresden Dolls are in the next round of the WBCN rumble, at the Middle East. The sets are: Blake Hazard at 9:30, Apollo Sunshine at 10:30, Kingsize at 11:30, Dresden Dolls at 12:30. 18+, $10, at The Middle East downstairs, in Central Square (near TT's, Manray, Phoenix Landing, and Mary Chung).
The Dresden Dolls are definitely my favorite Boston band currently and in the past several years. I'll probably write more about them here some other day.
If you like celtic fiddling you may want to see Eileen Ivers and Ashley MacIsaac at the Somerville Theater on Friday night. Though I don't know what the current state of the projectionists' strike is - they want to unionize, and if that hasn't been resolved yet, there may be a picket line.