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

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Harley C. Pitts

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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Mark C. Austin

Jandek, Rudyard's, April 5: "A one-song, 75-minute atomic funk explosion by way of the Knitting Factory was about the last thing Aftermath would have guessed, but that's exactly what he and the rest of the crowd packed into Rudyard's upstairs got." Chris Gray

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Toyota Center, April 8: "Between [Danny] Federici and [Clarence] Clemons, mortality has to have been on the band's mind quite a bit over the past year, and several songs - both new and old - dealt with defiance, determination or hope of better days: 'No Surrender,' 'Waitin' On a Sunny Day,' 'Working On a Dream,' 'The Wrestler,' 'The Rising.'" Chris Gray

Bamboozle Roadshow, House of Blues, April 9: "After the concert, the bands took pictures with fans outside and many girls, hoping to get some one-on-one time, lingered around the tour buses for a good hour until the police finally asked them to leave at 1 a.m. so the bands could head to Oklahoma." Meredith Baker

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