San Diego’s oogum boogum blues rockers the Death Eaters swoop down on Whistle Stop’s track number nine and three-quarters. You seen these guys? Greazy treats from the San Diegans. Highly rockommended. And it’s, whaddayacall, Commune Wednesday at the Whistle, with all kinds of artsy fartsy stuff in the wind....
Best of the rest has Verbena vocalist A.A. Bondy at Casbah behind his last Fat Possum platter Believers...and Belly Up stages one of the forefathers of modern folk/Americana, three-time Grammy-winner Steve Earle. Earle and his Dukes (and Duchesses) are out to tout I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive, a tribute to his “teacher, hero, and friend,” Townes Van Zandt.
— Barnaby Monk