by Steve Haruch
They're Not a Garage Band, But They Come From Garageland: San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys bring their pop fetish to Nashville (Playing Thursday, 1st at Exit/In w/King Khan and the Shrines)
Everything but the Burden: Are the Afropop-cribbing Vampire Weekend really such a menace? (Playing Monday, 5th at The Ryman)
Lake Placid: Midlake nearly trip themselves up trying to uncover The Courage of Others (Playing Thursday, 1st at Mercy Lounge)
Song Craft Advisory: Tin Pan South continues with round after round of hit paraders (Playing various venues through April 3)
In The Spin: Joanna Newsom, Black Cobra, Shellshag and more.
Plus, Critics' Picks on everything from Wax Fang to Seven Mary Three, Robert Earl Keen to Carnifex.