Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Cleaves’ earthy narratives stand oak strong. Few writers frame bruised souls as clearly, and fewer still deliver a punch with such striking immediacy. At One Longfellow Square. 8-11pm. $25 advance, $30 day of. FMI: onelongfellowsquare.com.