Battle Royale: What the Soundtrack Beat Battle is doing for Nashville's hip-hop scene (Soundtrack Beat Battle's Grand Finale Saturday, 8th at Limelight)
Mo’ Than the Blues: Keb' Mo' reveals his pop and gospel roots on The Reflection (Playing Friday, 7th at The Ryman)
Dam It All: LA’s obscuro-funk mastermind Dam-Funk can’t stop, won’t stop (Playing Thursday, 6th at Mercy Lounge)
Ax’ll Rise: Pianist Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 highlights a strong Nashville Symphony program (Nashville Symphony with Emanuel Ax Oct. 6-8 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center)
In The Spin: The Alabama Shakes, Nikki Lane and Denney and the Jets at The Basement, Wilco and Nick Lowe at The Ryman
Plus Critics’ Picks on Brigitte DeMeyer, The B-52s, Childish Gambino, Chris Pickering, Bobby Bare Jr., Glossary, Murs, Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, The Felice Brothers, Night One of the Americana Festival and more.