Both with new(ish) albums out, Mark Eitzel and onetime Giant Sand frontman Howe Gelb are on tour together and played NYC's Rough Trade on Sunday (4/9) for a night songs and stories. Gelb was in especially witty form. "I want to explain this next song," he said at one point, then adding"F sharp, C, D, G and again." Pictures from the Rough Trade are in the gallery above and streams of Eitzel's Hey Mr. Ferryman and Gelb's Future Standards below.

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photos by Toby Tenenbaum