My first month noms are for The Hands (I remain unconvinced that Mick Jagger doesn't sing lead vocals for this band) and Nada Surf (whose soon-to-be-released Lucky is reminiscent of Rogue Wave's Asleep at Heaven's Gate in that it features an established indie act showing it's not comfortable chillaxin' on an already sky-high plateau). But then, I don't get out much. Tell me what I'm missing so far, kids. Oh, and Nada Surf gigs this Wednesday at the Triple Door. The show's sold out, so maybe try and jimmy your way in through a heater duct or something.