David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights
  • David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights
Another week, another triumphant Mercury music section. Triumphant, we declare!

• It's Pickathon time! We really like Pickathon. Here's our preview of this year's installment of the indie-roots music festival, which is going to be a lot of fun. A lot. It includes our picks for the fest, and an interview with John Doe from X.

• The Clean's David Kilgour isn't interested in musical fashions. The result is a lengthy, idiosyncratic career that's resulted in some pretty wonderful music. (Go here for a listen.)

• You know that guy at the Guitar Center who's just shredding? He's probably a fan of Scale the Summit.

• Plus! This week's All-Ages Action guide to shows for those who were born after today's date 1993.

• And! The standard rigamarole of this week's Up & Coming shows. (Warning: contains Michael McDonald/Toto content.)