Nonprofit arts programming collective Homeroom returns with its Songwriter Showcase after a couple of months off. If singer-songwriter open mics tend to be the kind of thing that normally repels you, I urge you to give Homeroom’s take on such an event a try. There’s a lot more diversity than the usual “lone-singer-with-a-guitar” setup, a diversity of styles and genres and an opportunity to hear the artists talk about their songwriting and creative processes. This month’s lineup is a diverse one, which includes Jessica Risker, performing as Deadbeat; Thomas Comerford, who curiously sounds like early David Bowie fronting a twangy country rock band; Axons (aka Adele Nicholas), who experiments with voice, synth, guitar and rhythm loops to create a lush and dreamy blanket of sound; and songwriter and musician Rebecca Francescatti (aka Rebecca F.). Francescatti made quite the buzz in some musical circles last year with her article, “Why You Should Care That Lady Gaga’s Suing Me for $1.4 Million,” which details her involvement in a copyright lawsuit. No guarantee that Francescatti will be talking about said suit here, but if her industry experience is any indication she’ll have a lot of interesting things to say either way. (Keidra Chaney)
June 12 at Elastic Arts, 3429 West Diversey #208, (773)772-3616. $10.