A few years ago, the phrase "I'm a singer-songwriter" could kill a conversation faster than a joke about the handicapped. But now, it's making a comeback, thanks in part to musicians like Bryce Avary, a.k.a. the Rocket Summer. Armed with a guitar and a dream, the 20-year-old recorded and produced his debut album, Calendar Days, ten tracks of delicious pop ear candy. On the track "What We Hate, We Make," he even had a sixth-grade girls' choir sing backup. One, two, three... awww. -- Audra Schroeder
Catch the Rocket Summer, Kevin Devine, Number One Fan, and Plain White T's at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, at the Factory, 2674 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-564-7625.