Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit + Langhorne Slim + Jesse Sykes and Phil Wadscher and more

Jason Isbell used to play in the gritty rock band Drive-By Truckers and now makes Southern-tinged singer-songwriter pop with his new band, the 400 Unit—check 'em out on last year's warmly winning eponymous disc. Arrive in time to check out neofolkie Langhorne Slim, too—while Slim's new stuff sounds kinda poppy, dude still brings a meaty moan and bold presence to the stage.