Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
Willis Alan Ramsey. Yes, he wrote "Muskrat Love" the cloying 1976 No. 1 hit for Captain & Tennille, but Ramsey is also the cult Texas songwriter whose lone solo album came out in 1972 and is revered by such Americana artists as Jimmie Dale and Lyle Lovett. A rare appearance, Sunday at the Tin Angel.
For this year's celebration of independent music shops, the Manayunk emporium will put on a five-act afternoon show featuring local rockers Shark Tape, Cliff Hillis and pianist Adam Weiner from Low Cut Connie, plus New Jersey roots songwriter Anthony D'Amato and Chicago indie band Twin Peaks. It's free. Saturday at 4444 Main St.