Country Music Critics' Poll, Liz Phair, Yelawolf, Wick-It and More: Inside This Week's Music Section (And on the Cover)



The 11th Annual Country Music Critics' Poll: What the Country Music Critics Poll — and winners Jamey Johnson, Taylor Swift and Dierks Bentley — say about country's future

Explain It to Me: Liz Phair talks sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll and learning how to deal (Playing Sunday, 30th at Mercy Lounge)

Six Degrees of Chico Dusty: DJ Wick-It’s hard work and mashup skills have him rubbing shoulders with Big Boi and eyeing a Mashville takeover (Playing Thursday, 3rd at 12th & Porter)

No Sleep 'Til Antioch: The rise of Yelawolf, from drifter to Enimem protege, includes a Nashville chapter (Playing Thursday 27th at Phatkaps)

Of Monks and Stooges: NRBQ co-founder Terry Adams brings his new quartet to town (Playing Friday, 28th at The Basement)

New World Symphony: With a host of world premieres and top-tier visitors, the 2011-12 season could vault the NSO into the major leagues

In The Spin: Sharon Van Etten at The 5 Spot, Tristen at The Basement

Plus Critics' Picks on The Melodians (!), Smith Westerns, Drive-By Truckers, Two Fresh and lots more.

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