by Steve Haruch
The Hard Way: Steve Earle explores the songs of his late friend and mentor Townes Van Zandt. (Playing Monday, 24th at The Belcourt w/Allison Moorer.)
The Magic Number: Nashville Cream turns 3 with help from The Features, Kindercastle and The Billy Goats. (Saturday, 22nd at Mercy Lounge.)
Still Waters: Great Lake Swimmers conjure the musical ebb and flow of things. (Playing Sunday, 23rd at 3rd & Lindsley w/Rhett Miller.)
Pulling No Punches: Nathan Bell writes hits for a braver world. (Playing Saturday 22nd at Hillbilly Haiku House Concerts, Lebanon. Reservations required; email Hillbillyhaiku@gmail.com for info and directions.)
Critics' Picks: Millionaire Magicians, Dave Olney, Ginuwine, Girls' Guide to Rocking author Jessica Hopper w/Katie Stelmanis and many more.