Monday night at the Firebird was full of deja vu, with bands performing that I had either seen many times before or could have sworn I had.
Escondido is Spanish for "hidden," but if the Nashville, Tenn. band of the same name has any say in the matter, the meaning will change. Think warm, melodic pop with a touch of desert twang, and you're just about there.
Although there's no shortage of guitar-strumming female vocalists today, not all of them cram as much into such a small package as Samantha Crain.
Combining a bold, brassy persona with light tones and textures, Carrie Rodriguez piques your interest with her energetic bravado before breaking your heart with her achingly sweet melodies.
Saturday evening at Off Broadway was a party to celebrate the third birthday of music blog Speakers in Code.
Heaven had better make room: There's a new honky-tonk angel in town, and her name is Caitlin Rose. On "I Was Cruel" her wings might be more than a little singed with sin, but they soar all the same.