Dan Israel will celebrate the release of his 11th album Crosstown Traveler, at Aster Café on Saturday, bringing with him local musicians Slim Dunlap and Terry Walsh. Adam Levy of The Honeydogs calls Crosstown Traveler, “A remarkably positive record amidst the sturm und drang of today.” Israel has shared the stage with Mason Jennings, Morrissey, Rick Springfield, Soul Asylum, and Yael Naim, among others. Call ahead to reserve a table—tickets are $8 and the show starts at 9 p.m. 125 SE Main St., Mpls., 612-379-3138. For more information, visit astercafe.com.