This past Thursday's main music story in both the Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach tells the story of Cat Shell. She's a young Boca singer-songwriter who performs material worthy of the torch-song divas of yesteryear, and you can read Lee Zimmerman's full article about her here.
As the story mentions, Shell says her latest material is taking a more introspective, even darker direction on her forthcoming album, still untitled and due out in the fall. She has kindly provided us with a still-unreleased acoustic rough draft for that record, a song called "Summertime." Get the download link, and information for Shell's next few upcoming shows, after the jump.
MP3: Cat Shell - "The Summertime"
Wednesday, July 1 (and every Wednesday in July except the 8th) at Bull Bar, 2 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Show starts at 9 p.m., and admission is free. Ages 21+ with ID. 561-274-8001; thebullbar.com
Thursday, July 2. The Chat Noir Dinner Club at Maxine's at the Catalina, 1732-1756 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Show starts at 8 p.m., admission is free. 305-674-1160; catalinahotel.com
Friday, July 3. Mai Kai. 3599 N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale. Show starts at 6 p.m., admission is free. 954-563-3272; maikai.com
Wednesday, July 8. Ladies' Night at Kitchen 305, 16701 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach. Show starts at 8 p.m., admission is free. 305-949-1300; newportbeachsideresort.com.