Picks of the Pickin's

Surefire bets for August. See the calendar on the next page for details.

Country

Mary Chapin-Carpenter and Vince Gill, August 27

Jazz

Lou Donaldson, August 22

Blues

Air Devils Blues Jam, August 5

Alternative

Laughing Hyenas, August 8

All Ages

Lollapalouvall '93, August 1

R&B

Levert, August 20

Retro/Oldies

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company, August 10

Other

Royal Crescent Mob, August 7

Dance

The World's last gigs, August 5, 6

Overall

Blind Melon, August 12