country

Mile Marker: Deer Tick

To put it simply, Deer Tick has been one of our favorite live bands for several years. The Providence, R.I. group plays a mix of garage, country, punk and folk and wears its influences on its collective sleeve while still managing to sound wholly unique.

Mile Marker: Heartless Bastards

The country-tinged quartet Heartless Bastards carries on the Austin, Texas, rock 'n' roll tradition with an understated, timeless sound. Its sound is equal parts pop, melancholy and literate Southern rock in the vein of the Drive-By Truckers and Son Volt.

Hank 3 at the Boulder Theater, 9/4/12 (photos)

With the looks of his granddaddy, the ornery country pride of his father, and the spirit and songs all his own, Hank Williams III, the third generation of his family to make it big on the country scene, kept this crowd stomping at the Boulder Theater on Tuesday.

Mile Marker: Lydia Loveless

Lydia Loveless has a huge, throaty voice hidden within her small, delicate frame. We were captivated by Loveless from the moment we first heard 2011's "Indestructible Machine," a rough-and-retro country record that's a lot closer to the music of Texas saloons than the kind that's spewing out of the Nashville machine.

Live review: Lucero @ the Bluebird Theater

Alt-country sextet Lucero brought a boozy swagger and a healthy dose of Memphis soul to the Bluebird Theater for two sold out shows last weekend in support of its latest record, "Women & Work." The album treads similar territory as previous releases but with noticeably better production quality.