Jonathan Richman at The 5 Spot. (Photo by Steve Cross.)
Family Man: Alan Jackson’s latest is an ambitious return to form.
Mountain Music: Ability to write simple, effective songs sets Black Mountain apart from retro-fetishists. (Playing Monday, 10th at Exit/In.)
Nashville Invasion: Nashville represents at SXSW 2008.
On the Cheap: How to attend SXSW unofficially.
The Cowboy Code: Trent Willmon’s third record aims for the ropin’ pen.
In The Spin: Jonathan Richman, Wilco.
Our Critics' Picks: The Black Hollies, Nashville Femme Benefit, El Rick Haun, Ladyspeak, Muggabears, Brett Michaels & more.
Scenecast Episode 122 brings together all the joys of the coming Spring with thrills and daffodils from The Black Hollies, Jesse Malin, Mark Newton Band, El Rick Haun, Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, Sisters, Muggabears, The Explorers Club, Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears, Matt Costa, Jonathan Rice, Black Horse, Lozen, The Donnas, Peachcake, Horrorpops, Pink Spiders, Toubab Krewe, including tales from the mic at Ladyspeak.