For local-music aficionados, there always seem to be a few trends without explanation, questions that go inexplicably unanswered. One that's vexed most observers in recent years is the lack of capable (or even willing) exponents of the much-maligned alt-country genre. For a city with a rich history of country and punk music -- the twin pillars of the style -- there has been a genuine dearth of acts jumping in on a boom that's exploded in cities like Chicago, St.... More >>>