(Neptune Theatre) Mark Lanegan's gravelly, Tom Waits–esque voice is so quintessentially Northwestern to me. I found his 1990 album, The Winding Sheet, within the first week of moving to Seattle. It's still one of my favorite rainy-day albums. Listening to it reminds me of how darkly beautiful and sometimes melancholy the winters are here. The former Screaming Tree and friend of Kurt Cobain is currently touring with his new covers album, Imitations, which includes him covering songs by Nick Cave, Chelsea Wolfe, and Andy Williams. My favorite Mark Lanegan cover, though, will probably forever remain the folk classic "Where Did You Sleep Last Night"—which, of course, was also later covered by Nirvana. If Lanegan busts this one out at this show, I won't be melancholy. I will full-blown cry.