With Your Friends Fest, Bonnie Raitt, Old 97's, Tomahawk, Taylor Swift, Isaac Freeman and More: Inside This Week’s Music Section (and on the Cover)



Friends Like These: Skrillex and Pretty Lights — rock stars of the EDM boom — set their sights on Music City with their two-day riverfront mega-rave, With Your Friends Fest (Oct. 26 and 27 at The Lawn at Riverfront Park)

How To Win Awards and Influence People: An email conversation with NPR's Ann Powers about Bonnie Raitt's contemporary legacy, in advance of her Ryman show (Playing Sunday, 28th at the Ryman)

Happy Anniversary: The Old 97's celebrate 15 years since Too Far To Care (Playing Monday, 29th at Cannery Ballroom)

Pop of the Chops: Tomahawk returns with a versatile new lineup, a forthcoming album, and their first live shows in nine years (Playing Saturday, 27th at Exit/In)

Queen Crimson: Taylor Swift explodes the pop mold on her fourth and most ambitious album, Red

An Extraordinary Voice Is Silenced: Isaac "Dickie" Freeman, 1928-2012

Portraits of a Lady: Alias Chamber Ensemble opens its 2012-13 season with Danielpour and Angelou's heartfelt tribute to women (Performing Danielpour and Angelou's Portraits Tuesday, 30th at Turner Recital Hall)

In The Spin: Lambchop at The Stone Fox, Forget Cassettes' release show feat. By Lightning! and Poly at Exit/In

Plus Critics’ Picks on The Figgs, Minus the Bear and Cursive, Cloud Nothings opening for Silversun Pickups, Dave Stewart and friends, The Sea and Cake, Companion with Tristen and The Pomegranates, The Jezabels, Guy Clark, VHS or Beta, Ian Anderson, The Features’ Halloween show and more

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