This Week's Best Music Bets

October 8 2009, 10:54 AM
Gil Scott-Heron, The Soiled Dove Underground Thursday, October 8 | Details | Listen and Watch One of the godfathers of hip-hop, R&B spoken-wordsmith Gil Scott-Heron's consciousness-raising street poetry has inspired politically charged M.C.s like Chuck D and Mos Def. Heron, backed by his band, the Amnesia Express, will give an intimate performance at the cozy Soiled Dove Underground. More: Lyle Lovett | Butthole Surfers | Why? | Mastodon | Yo La Tengo | Dr. Dog | Stone Temple Pilots