A Satisfied Mind: Porter Wagoner carried the weight of country music tradition with grace.
All the Right Moves: Josh Ritter talks songwriting, silence and getting compared to Bob Dylan. (Playing Friday, 2nd at Grimey's at 6 p.m. and Exit/In at 9 p.m. w/Eric Bachmann.)
No Wit's End: They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh on the delicate balance of humor in music. (Playing Saturday, 3rd at Exit/In w/Oppenheimer.)
Tonight, Tonight: More righteous cherub rock, thank God. (Playing Monday, 5th at Ryman.)
In The Spin: Sea Wolf, Nada Surf, Glossary, Spoon.
Our Critics' Picks: Dark Funeral, Black Angels, Bodies of Water, Count Bass D, Eric Bachmann & more.