Alabama has given us a lot of blues and country music. Huntsville, Ala. native Nick Torres plays a bit of a different tune. Torres is more of a master of illustrative, endearing and sometimes slicing lyrics set to artful melodies of the more indie-leaning variety. Torres formed Cassino with Tyler Odom in 2005, as the two were the primary songwriters from still-beloved defunct emo band Northstar. Cassino comes to The Space on June 7, on one of their rare tours.
Cassino, with Pretty & Nice, and A Paper Tugboat
June 7, 7 p.m., $10-$12, The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Bldg. H, Hamden, (203) 288-6400, thespacect.com.