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Friday

Hub Moore doesn’t want to be famous. That’s the only reason I can think of why this lo-fi singer-songwriter hasn’t already been embraced by alternative music listeners. Let’s go through the checklist: Years toiling in obscurity? Check—Moore’s spent the last decade keeping a low profile in the Boston and New York music scenes. Collaborations with talented musician friends? Check—Hub, Moore’s debut album (and the name of his new group), gets a boost from Golden Palominos’ Lydia Kavanaugh, Rollins Band alum Andrew Weiss, and Dean Ween. Indie movie credits? Fer sure—Moore’s contributed music to Hal Hartley flicks like Henry Fool and The Unbelievable Truth. He even does a soulful cover of the Replacements’ “Swingin’ Party,” for crying out loud. So go, listen to this sad balladeer with a voice like a world-weary Chris Isaac singing his Ben Harper-esque lyrics. Pretty soon, you’ll be able to say you saw him when. Hub opens for AOR journeymen Lowen & Navarro at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $18.50. (703) 549-7500. (Dan Avery)