A Tribute to Louis Armstrong: 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
The Original Wrapper: Lou Reed’s musical mind games. (Playing Friday, 2nd at The Ryman.)
True Tales From San Francisco: American Music Club’s Mark Eitzel on inspiration, L.A. musicians and lightweight entertainment. (Playing Friday, 2nd at The End.)
Music for Rebels and Revels: M.I.A.’s cheeky radical-chic rhythms move the (m)asses. (Playing Monday, 5th at City Hall w/Holy Fuck.)
Stick to Your Guns: Today Is the Day leader Steve Austin returns to Nashville as an ambitious label head. (SuperNova Records Showcase—Sunday, 4th at The End w/Today Is the Day, Complete Failure, F.U.C.T., Admirals Club & Trampskirts.)
Scenecast Episode 130 erects a musical maypole and decorates it with Louis Armstrong, Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen, Jeffrey Lewis, British Sea Power, Reggie Young, Jordan Sweeney, George Clinton, Brett Dennen, Josh Ritter, Uh Huh Her, Murfreesboro Jazz Fest and some early Jerry Seinfeld...not that there's anything wrong with it.
In The Spin: Film School, Cory Branan, Wax Fang, Heypenny, The Protomen.
Our Critics' Picks: Holy Fuck, Brett Dennen, Uh Huh Her, A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, British Sea Power, Jeffrey Lewis, George Clinton, Josh Ritter & more.