Inside This Week's Music Section (and on the Cover)



Archangel of Cool: Mick Collins of Dirtbombs (Photo by Steve Cross)

The Good Life From Now On: Steve Earle's son Justin struggled with addiction in the shadows of giants—and came out swinging. (Playing CD release on Thursday, 3rd 6 p.m. at Grimey’s and 9 p.m. at Mercy Lounge.)

Hello, Goodbye: Patty LeMay and her Spiritual Family Reunion release a debut five years in the making—and it may be their last. (Playing CD release Sunday, 30th at The Basement.)

Honky-Tonk and Heartache: A new Hall of Fame exhibit looks at country music’s most iconic family. (Family Tradition: The Williams Family Legacy Exhibit at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opens Friday, 28th and runs through Dec. 31, 2009.)

Killer Instincts: Shelby Lynne’s Dusty Springfield covers are freewheeling in the studio, but thoughtfully refined onstage. (Playing Friday, 28th at Polk Theater.)

Scenecast Episode 125 is an audio oasis for a world in turmoil. Presidential election, financial meltdown and the run up to our most hypocritical Olympics since 1936 won’t hinder a sweet breeze from Minton Sparks, Upside of Envy, The Cab, Cary Ann Hearst, Mike Doughty, Duraluxe, The Weakerthans, Scream Club, Steve MacKay, A.A. Bondy, Minsk, Shawn Mullins, Spiritual Family Reunion, Rudder and more.

In The Spin: The Dirtbombs, Black Lips, Quintron and Ms. Pussycat, The Country Music and more.

Our Critics' Picks: F*ck Cancer Benefit, Cary Ann Hearst, The Weakerthans, AA Bondy, Jason Ringenberg, Minsk & more.

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