Thursday, September 1, 2011

The National Folk Festival, DJ Kidsmeal, Local Hip-Hop, Of Montreal, Muddy Roots Festival and More: Inside This Week’s Music Section (and on the Cover)

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Children of the Revolution: The National Folk Festival is here — and it's a whole new look for Music City U.S.A. (Friday, 2nd through Sunday, 4th at The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park)

Meal Ticket: DJ Kidsmeal leads the local pack of turntablists, and hopes to keep it inclusive (Kidsmeal Review Thursday, 1st at Exit/In)

Back to the New School: Hot new local hip-hop you may have missed this summer

Montreal Exposed: After over a decade of scattered, eclectic pop, Of Montreal is still making scattered, eclectic pop (Playing Saturday, 3rd at Mercy Lounge)

Unsquare Roots: Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville promises roots and rock 'n roll of a classic vintage (Saturday, 3rd through Monday, 5th in Cookeville, Tenn.)

In The Spin: Ponychase, By Lightning! and Hands Down Eugene at Exit/In, Natural Child, Liquor Store, Thelma and the Sleaze and Denney and the Jets at Springwater

Plus Critics’ Picks on the Mando Blues Review, Chubby and the Dots’ Otis Redding Tribute Night, Elenowen at Cheekwood Nights, The Bunnies, Nanci Griffith, Janis Ian, Questlove, Exit/In’s 40th Anniversary Week, The Milk Carton Kids and Bruce Cockburn

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