There Is No "What If": Barry & The Remains never made it big, but they made it. Correction: Tonight's performance by Barry and the Remains is at The Cannery Ballroom, not Mercy Lounge, as it says in this week's print edition. (Don't know who screwed that up.) The Long Players will also be on hand, performing the soundtrack to Easy Rider.
Hesitant Confession: Damien Jurado gets personal--but don't expect it again. (Playing Saturday, 25th at The Basement w/Laura Gibson.)
Back From the Front: The War on Drugs is winning. (Playing Sunday, 26th at Exit/In w/David Vandervelde.)
Anti-Everything: Two decades of bad taste from Anal Cunt. (Playing Thursday, 23rd at The Muse.)
In The Spin: T.I., Santigold, The Flaming Lips and more at Rites of Spring, The Road to Bonnaroo.
Plus your usual collection of Critics' Picks including, but not limited to Man Man, Murder Junkies, Webb Wilder and David Vandervelde.