Freeway & Girl Talk, "Lived It" video. Leslie Pridgen, the bearded Philadelphia rapper known as Freeway, strolls around his hometown, eats a cheesesteak, and joins DJ-producer pal Gregg Gillis, a.k.a. Girl Talk, on stage at this year's Made In America festival. Watch here
Danny Clinch, "Still Moving" (Abrams, $50). Coffee-table picture book from rock-star photographer and Toms River native Clinch, with an introduction by Bruce Springsteen, one of many luminaries soulfully and theatrically captured in the 200 pics within, including some of the Beastie Boys, James Brown, Patti Smith, Joan Jett, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan.
Centro-Matic. The Denton, Texas, roots-rock band led by songwriter Will Johnson has announced that this month's tour for its new album, Take Pride In Your Long Odds, will be its last. Take heart: Johnson is still active as a solo artist and with his band South San Gabriel, and he's also a visual artist known for his prints of historical baseball players, which you may well find at the merch table. Tuesday at Boot & Saddle.
"Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against the Plague," by Joyce Brabner, illustrated by Mark Zingarelli (Hill and Wang, $22). Brabner, wife of late graphic novel pioneer Harvey Pekar, teams with artist Zingarelli in telling a heartbreaking and deeply empathetic tale of the early days of AIDS in New York in the 1980s.
Joe Louis Walker. Veteran San Francisco Bay Area bluesman first came on the scene as a grittier alternative to Robert Cray in the 1980s and has sustained a long and productive career, as demonstrated this year by both the compilation The Best Of Stony Plain Years and the brand-new album Hornet's Nest on the Alligator label. Friday and Saturday at Warmdaddy's.