Thursday, July 19, 2012

Kitty Wells, Perry Baggs, Bob Babbitt, Veteran Country Acts, Chuck Prophet, Murder by Death and More: Inside This Week’s Music Section

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The Queen of Country Music: Kitty Wells, 1919-2012

Perry Baggs, 1962-2012: Jason and the Scorchers drummer passes away at 50

Bob Babbitt, 1937-2012: Remembering the Funk Brother who laid down the pulse on some of Motown's greatest singles

After the Gold Rush: For some veteran country acts, making lean, mean indie labels could extend recording careers beyond hits

American Prophet: Ever-protean singer- songwriter Chuck Prophet now has control over his art, and he's happy about that (Playing Thursday, 19th at The High Watt)

Apocalypse Now: Murder by Death readies new batch of sinister roots (Playing Tuesday, 24th at Mercy Lounge)

Summer Mixtape: See our recommendations for cool Nashville jams to get you through hot Nashville days

The Savage Is Loose: Pre-Rock Block veteran Joe Savage brings old-school showmanship back to Second Avenue

In The Spin: King Tuff w/Natural Child and Birdcloud at VFW Post 1970, Fiona Apple w/Blake Mills at the Ryman

Plus Critics’ Picks on Sounds Like Summer feat. Guilty Pleasures and My So-Called Band, Bluegrass Nights feat. Dailey and Vincent, Jonny Corndawg with Chris Scruggs and Jill Andrews, Infinity Cat’s 10th Anniversary shows, The Casualties, Paula Cole, The GoldRoom with Parlour, The Ascent of Everest, Shedding and Old Baby, A Place to Bury Strangers, Tallest Man on Earth, Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks and more

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