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Sept. 1: Old 97's @ El Rey Theatre w/ Those Darlins and Rhett Miller

If this doesn't make Jahfin's heart flutter, nuthin' will. ;)

Don't recall if you posted a report on this show but I'd love to hear what you thought of it. As much of a fan of the Old 97's as I am, I've had to pass on some of their more recent visits to the area. When they return to the Cat's Cradle in Carrboro next month with Salim Norurallah in tow I may find myself in a similar predicament as there's a whole slew of concerts happening around that same time that will be vying for my attention including Sharon Van Etten, Steve Forbert, Kathleen Edwards, Southern Culture On the Skids and A.C. Newman (New Pornographers). I'd love to see them again, especially since they'll be celebrating the 15th anniversary of Too Far To Care by playing it in it's entirety (of which I'm sure you're more than aware). As for Those Darlins, I saw them headlining a show at the Local 506 in Chapel Hill a few years ago that I thoroughly enjoyed.

As for the last show I attended it was a house concert out in Wake Forest yesterday afternoon that served as a fundraiser for the upcoming documentary on the North Carolina music scene circa 1978-1990 called Bring It On Home which is named after the Arrogance song of the same name. For those not familiar with Arrogance, they count among their members one Don Dixon who is more well known in most music circles as the producer of albums by R.E.M., the Connells, Guadalcanal Diary, the Smithereens, Hootie and the Blowfish and tons of others. Dixon has also had his songs covered by the likes of Joe Cocker ("The River") and is also a well known session and touring musician. These days, in addition to touring with his wife Marti Jones he also serves as the bass player in Mary Chapin Carpenter's touring band. Performing at yesterday's house concert was Robert Kirkland, another member of Arrogance who also at one time fronted a band called Kick the Future, his wife Debi (from a local band called Molly Bond), Jeff Hart (from the Ruins, the Hanks, Brown Mountain Lights and many others), Holden Richards (One Plus Two, the Swamis) and George Huntley (the Connells). While I enjoyed everyone's songs immensely, it was George Huntley who really got my attention. Even though I'm a longtime fan of the Connells it wasn't until yesterday that his contributions to that band really dawned on me. Not just as a guitarist but also as a vocalist and songwriter. After 17 years with the Connells he retired from the music business and now runs his own real estate business in the Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill). Following the show he thanked the organizers (filmmakers Herb Campell and Mike Allen) for luring him out of retirement and even expressed some interest in playing some more shows. That was literally music to my ears and I truly hope it comes to fruition as he is one of the areas most gifted musicians. The Connells still record (they're presently working on a new record) and tour but without George Huntley (as well as drummer Peele Wimberley), it's just not the same. I doubt we'll ever seen Huntley return to the fold or to touring and recording full time but hopefully some area shows will be in order.

At present, the filmmakers behind Bring It On Home have 10 days left to meet their goal and are still close to $10,000 away from reaching it. I know there's not a lot of fellow fans of the North Carolina music scene on this board but if you are out there, I'm sure they would greatly appreciate any contributions you are able to make. To learn more about Bring It On Home and how you can help, please take a few moments to check their Kickstarter page which you can find here.

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Saw Gov't Mule last night!

Set 1

D-Doggie Jam >

Bad Little Doggie

Brand New Angel

Steppin' Lightly

Unring The Bell with Shakedown St. Tease

Endless Parade

The Shape I'm In

Captured

Thorazine Shuffle with Oye Como Va Tease

Set 2

Child Of The Earth

Patchwork Quilt

Time To Confess

Thelonius Beck

When Doves Cry >

Beautifully Broken

Fallen Down >

The Other One Jam > with Rob Ingraham

Drums >

Jesus Just Left Chicago

Railroad Boy

Encore 1

World Boss with Voodoo Child Tease

Encore 2

Lucky with Ed Williams

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Jack White, tomorrow

You're gonna have a blast...Jack White KILLS!

It's been a while since I've seen a concert...Fiona Apple at the Greek on 9-14...but I'm seeing one tonight!

September 26, 2012: Baltimore's own Beach House @ the Wiltern Theatre. With Dustin Wong opening.

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You're gonna have a blast...Jack White KILLS!

It's been a while since I've seen a concert...Fiona Apple at the Greek on 9-14...but I'm seeing one tonight!

September 26, 2012: Baltimore's own Beach House @ the Wiltern Theatre. With Dustin Wong opening.

I'm looking forward to it! Hope your show is great too!

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A jam-packed ROCK-tober is coming...but first TONITE!

September 30: Wilco @ Hollywood Bowl...with Joanna Newsome.

Wed. October 10: Grizzly Bear @ The Greek Theatre

Thurs. October 11: Jason Bonham Led Zeppelin Experience @ The Greek Theatre

Sat. October 13: Aimee Mann @ Wilshire-Ebell Theatre

Wed. October 17: Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ Hollywood Bowl…with Los Lobos. Yes, this means I'll miss seeing "Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day" in the theatre. Unless they add another date to LA theatres.

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PiL tomorrow night.

They were good at Coachella...they even played "Poptones"! Have fun!

Rocktober has started with a vengeance. My original plan of going to see Deerhoof tonight has been complicated by the fiscovery of additional shows taking place tonight. I now have to choose between...

1. Deerhoof @ The Echoplex

2. Emmylou Harris and the Red Dirt Boys @ Royce Hall, UCLA

3. Garbage @ Hollywood Palladium...w/ Screaming Females

Having recently seen both Deerhoof and Emmylou Harris, I am leaning towards the Garbage show. Not so much because of Garbage, although Shirley Manson is quite the Scottish treat, but because I have been hearing all kinds of buzz and good word-of-mouth about Screaming Females.

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