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Moonrunners Music Festival: Shooter Jennings, Scott H. Biram, Fifth on the Floor, and others 

When: Sat., April 27, 11 a.m. 2013
Price: $30
In “Outlaw You,” from his eclectic new The Other Life (Entertainment One), country-rocker Shooter Jennings lays into manufactured Nashville stars: “You say you’re an outlaw with your perfect boots / That you got from your record label’s image group / Sing another man’s song with a big drum loop.” His bloodline would make it easy enough for him to stand in judgment, but Waylon’s son has already proved that he follows his own path—not least with 2011’s dystopian sci-fi concept album, Black Ribbons, which features a voice-over from Stephen King. On The Other Life he covers the Harry Nilsson throwaway “Flying Saucer Song” and duets with Black Oak Arkansas howler Jim “Dandy” Mangrum on “15 Million Light-Years Away,” which has nothing to do with science fiction and everything to do with a couple of fuckups who hope to get their shit together someday. Inevitably, some of Jennings’s experiments are flops: album closer “The Gunslinger,” for instance, tries to convey swagger via lyrics that read more like gangsta rap—if the line “I’m a motherfucking gunslinger” sounds dopey on paper, you ought to hear it in the song. And “Mama, It’s Just My Medicine” sounds like a cross between the Eagles’ “The Long Run” and Steve Miller’s “Rock’n Me,” except with a horrendous electric-fiddle solo. But when Jennings duets with Patty Griffin on the twangy love song “Wild and Lonesome” or zeroes in on the universals of classic country on “A Hard Lesson to Learn,” he makes his depth and talent clearer than ever. Tonight he headlines the Moonrunners Music Festival, an all-day event at Reggie’s Rock Club and Reggie’s Music Joint; a ticket gets you into both venues. —Peter Margasak Rock Club lineup, headliner first: Shooter Jennings, Scott H. Biram, Possessed by Paul James, Hellbound Glory, Ol’ Red Shed, T. Junior, Last False Hope, Robert Dean, Husky Burnette, Fifth on the Floor, and Carmen Lee & the Tomorrow River Two. Music Joint lineup, headliner first: the Calamity Cubes, Rachel Brooke, Jayke Orvis & the Broken Band, C.W. Ayon, Owen Mays, Pearls Mahone & the OneEyed Jacks, and Aran Buzzas.


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