If you don’t follow author and musician John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats (read our prelapsarian interview) on Twitter, where he’s always a lively presence, do it now: Very last-minute, he promised fans a treat at 4:00 p.m. today:

Will it be a new song? A reading from his next novel? A performance of an old favorite? A limerick about heavy metal or pro wrestling? We’ll find out in … checks watch … 10 minutes. 

While we’re on the topic of nationally renowned local singer-songwriters, Hiss Golden Messenger also hinted on Twitter about a big announcement coming Friday. Join his mailing list at the bottom of his website to find out what it is, or just check back with us. 

We’re also following the news that The Pinhook and NorthStar Church of the Arts dropped last night about an event called “What-the-Hell-a-Thon” for April 4. We don’t know what all it will entail, but we can’t wait to find out. Get in by becoming a sustaining donor to either  venue

Contact arts and culture editor Brian Howe at bhowe@indyweek.com.