Humphreys by the Bay has rural folkie Gillian Welch on Wednesday. Welch and her longtime musical companion Dave Rawlings are touring in support of last year’s critical hit The Harrow & the Harvest, which gathers Welch’s trademark Appalachian nu-grass and Americana song stylings into one very recommendable chart-topping bundle.... And, also, Portland folkies Horse Feathers deliver Cynic’s New Year to Casbah after Death Songs and Manuok...lo-fi local Jeans Wilder’s at Tin Can Ale House with Each Other (Montreal) and Hags (Seattle)...NYC cyberpunks Pop. 1280 plug in at Soda Bar with the Beaters...and Erik Francis Schrody aka Whitey Ford aka Everlast’s at Belly Up. The rootsy rebel’s touring in support of last year’s Songs of the Ungrateful Living — twang rap for the Occupy set.
— Barnaby Monk