If you enjoy those daily marathons of America's Next Top Model on VH1, you've probably been prone to the relentless airing of the channel's You Oughta Know bits. Profiling artists on the rise, they pretty much shove new musicians down your throat at every commercial break.
And if you know what I'm talking about, you're probably familiar with Sara Bareilles, the piano-playing songstress that is this year's Vanessa Carlton. The point? Oh yeah, she's doing free in-store performance at Good Records January 25 as well as signing copies of her CD, Little Voice. So get there early and have your "I saw her when" moment when she goes on at 7 p.m.
She won't be back in town until March with a show at House of Blues. But it probably won't be as intimate. Or as cheap. -- Rich Lopez