This weekend the mesmerizing instrumental trio Dirty Three visits from the Down Under to play Great American Music Hall with opener Faun Fables (Oakland). Singer-songwriter Dawn McCarthy embeds dark, minstrel folk within a theatrical storytelling experience (preview above).

Faun Fables is also playing in Nevada City at the Nevada Theater this Friday, and the Uptown in Oakland on 10/3 with local acts Jesse Quattro and Emily Pallan. Check out Faun Fables MySpace for their Northwest tour dates.