The singer-songwriter is not a rare bird. The subspecies talentedus singersongwritercus, however, is a little harder to find. Or was. Under the name Ten Gallon Cat, local musician Heather Roberts has created the Singer-Songwriters Showcase to, well, showcase local singer-songwriters. Held in newish venue The Crux, the showcase is a monthlong contest in which a semifinalist is chosen each week. The semifinalists then compete for glory and prizes, including recording time at Tonic Room Studios. If you missed the first showcase, no worries: Ten Gallon Cat plans to continue flushing out more songbirds. 1022 W. Main St., Boise, 208-342-3213.