Before the picks, I'm sorry to pass along the just-heard news that Springfield, Missouri musical treasure Lou Whitney -- who has given fans decades of pleasure with both his playing in the Morells, the Symptoms, and the Skeletons (for starters) and his producing -- is having significant health issues.
We're back to the time of the year when the leaves turn pretty colors, the temperature starts to fall and 10 local bands descend on the Firebird to pay tribute to their favorite musicians. Now in its eighth year, An Under Cover Weekend is one of those events that needs to be experienced for any local music lover.
"Can we get some soul music up in here?!" Lee Fields shouted at the top of his lungs.
A venue update first, then my picks: Apparently, the new Livery Company will not be offering music on a regular basis, which still leaves a more-than-robust music club scene in our town (and me with too many websites to review).
Like our current weather, a very hectic music scene cools off a bit after being overheated the past few weekends -- still plenty of fine offerings:
A very active week; the middle of it is somewhat frustrating, with some touring acts I really like butting heads Wednesday:
It's been seven years since Jon Hardy & the Public released a new full-length album. "Restless City" isn't just a long time in coming; it's the record the band was born to make.
Lee Bains III is a Southern rock 'n' roll rebel with a cause.