JOHN CALE, CASS MCCOMBS
(Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan) The shadow of Welsh musician John Cale looms long, from his days mining raw veins of rock 'n' roll with the Velvet Underground, to session work with the Stooges and Nick Drake, to a lengthy and adventurous solo career. None other than esteemed songwriter Cass McCombs is opening, indicating Cale's considerable prestige. NED LANNAMANN