Last night we saw some sort of alt.country bands at the Mercury Lounge. It was the first time I'd seen any of the bands, but some people there were pretty excited.
Here is the Centromatic guy in Spain, from the Flickr of elchicodelaleche
Centromatic were good. The main guy has many albums and projects. Centromatic mp3s here. Solo Mp3s here. South San Gabriel songs here.
Here is a picture of Bobby Bare Jr from an earlier show at the Mercury Lounge, from the Flickr of Rogo2000
Bobby Bare Jr was fun and pretty high energy. The wireless base guitar thing was exciting to some people too.
Stuff from both these bands on emusic, and is worth downloading.