Locals (Bad Lovers, Pharoahs) host Chicago (White Mystery) and Oakland (Warm Soda), free.
Took a mighty tough pair of cowboy boots to step into that Sunday Continental slot held by Junior Brown for decades. Four pair, in fact, belonging to Monte Warden, Tom Lewis, Brent Wilson, and Craig Pettigrew. When the reunited quartet two-stepped onstage, they swung their sweeping country just like the old days – pure, classic, Texan. Packed dance floors aren’t all they’re up to: The band’s upcoming album will send the Wagoneers to festivals, fairs, and other whistle-stops near and far.– Margaret Moser