Best Bets, Thursday: Lou Barlow, Talib Kweli

When J. Mascis ousted him from Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow packed up his bass and returned to his side project, Sebadoh, where he pioneered a tuneful, lo-fi, acoustic sound that you don’t have to search very hard to hear in much of today’s indie-rock milieu. He’s touring solo right now, in support of 2009’s Goodnight Unknown, and tonight he’s at RecordBar. Local songwriter David Seume, who opens, should complement Barlow nicely. 
Talib Kweli made his name through Black Star, his short-lived conscious hip-hop collaboration with Mos Def. Mos Def is the household name these days, but Kweli’s solo stuff has often been outstanding, and tonight he’s at the Midland with Hi-Tek, U-N-I, and local boys Les Izmore and Deep Thinkers
Also: French Horn Rebellion at Czar Bar, with Heroes and Villains. And Ben Summers, of the Grisly Hand, plays a solo set at the Brick. 
What else?
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