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Cowboy Mouth at Greene Street

by Heather MacIntyre

Saturday night is known as the best for a night on the town, and this weekend is no exception. North Carolina has a variety to offer you this evening, pending on atmospheric preference and your taste in music. Who never missed an episode of “The OC”? You might remember all the characters going out on a triple-drama night date to a Rooney concert – here’s your chance to double the trouble yourself. Cat’s Cradle (catscradle.com) in Carrboro will be presenting Rooney (rooney-band.com) on their stage on Saturday alongside garage-like Brit-poppers from Brooklyn Locksley (bandoflocksley.com) and Universal’s The Bridges (myspace.com/thebridgesmusic), who flawlessly mimic (to the tee) Warner Bros. recording group Eisley. Aside from the uneven gender-member ratio of four girls to one guy, they preach perfect pop-folk music, slightly less indie and shadow and shiny hair and lips to match.

Etix.com to purchase in advance: show at 7 p.m.

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But why not keep it in the Triad? If you missed the Blind Tiger show, you have another chance to check out Christabel & the Jons (myspace.com/christabelmusic) from Knoxville, Tenn. They will be headlining in Winston-Salem at the Garage (the-garage.ws) with some astounding harmonies and campy sounding swing-meets-folk numbers that bring it back to its roots – you’ll be left pleading, “Forget the cowbell, more banjo!” So, who will be the opening guests of the evening? Boston’s very own Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade (misstessmusic.com). Miss Tess is known for her bluesy jazz lyrics and varietal life show including a stand up bass, saxophone, clarinet and, of course, her guitar and vocals. The show starts at 9 p.m.; $8.

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If you are looking to stand up for most of the evening, and perhaps turn the night into some more fun after – why not join the rest of Greensboro at Greene Street (greenestreetclub.com)? You must be at least 18 to have this much fun. Cowboy Mouth (cowboymouth.com) will be taking the stage after 15 years, 11 recorded albums and so many hits that have grown up through the Triad. Who hasn’t even secretly rocked out to their 2006 “Joe Strummer,” speeding down the highway? With tour dates set up from now until November, take this opportunity to enjoy one of Eleven Thirty Records’ originals, before they decide to move on or up.

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