Folk Meets Noise Meets Whatever: Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore on Nashville’s noise scene. (Sonic Youth play Friday, 25th at City Hall w/Leslie Keffer.)
Gettin' Real Stupid: Jay Reatard’s gradual overnight success. (Playing Wednesday, 30th at Mercy Lounge.)
Southern Detour: Two international acts with American influences make rare Nashville appearances. (Habib Koité and Bamada play Tuesday, 29th at The Belcourt; The Waifs play Sunday, 27th at The Belcourt.)
Yeah Yeah Yeah: Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp founders open arts center and all-ages space for teens in Murfreesboro. (Turncoats, Kelly Kerr & the Distractions and Rock Paper Scissors play Saturday, 26th at 8 p.m. at Youth Culture & Arts Center in Murfreesboro.)
All the Real Girls: Girls Rock! is really a paean to the endangered culture of girlhood. (PG, 90 min. Opens Friday at the Belcourt.)
In The Spin: Rites of Spring, Kathleen Edwards, The New Pornographers.
Our Critics' Picks: Bon Jovi, Alex Sniderman & the Nu-Sonics, Film School, Pelican, Earth, Destroyer & more.