2009 Concert Rewind, April: Springsteen, Jandek, Morrissey, The Faint, iFest, Cake... and Nickelback

Kevin and Dustin Welch, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, April 2: "Dustin (son of Kevin) Welch stunned the sparse crowd at the Duck last night from the first note of "One False Move," the brilliant opener to his new album, Whisky Priest. While the graying crowd had mostly come to hear the father, young Dustin took advantage of his six-song set to wow some new fans into his corner." William Michael Smith

Stephen Lynch, Verizon Wireless Theater, April 4: "No matter how many unruly, drunken fans shouted for their favorite songs, Lynch was able to head them off with either a goofy response like the previous example, or a short, sharp retort ('I am not a jukebox, assholes!') without seeming resentful." John Seaborn Gray

Copeland, This Providence, Brooke Waggoner, JavaJazz, April 5: "Copeland gradually increased the set's momentum, as the songs got quicker and quicker until the show ended on a high note with the appropriately named 'You Have My Attention.'" Meredith Baker

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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