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Bryan Adams at Meymandi Concert Hall - You have no idea how much it hurt to type this. But sadly, it is the best bet of the day.
Yo La Tengo at Cat's Cradle - These guys played the last Hopscotch. I was surprised at how mellow the show was, but they are extremely talented and popular. This is a quality show, no matter what kind of music you are a fan of. Unless you only like death metal. Then you might want to punch yourself in the face...but you probably do that anyway.
Denney and the Jets at Local 506 - If you are in Chapel Hill and not at the Yo La Tengo show, these guys could be a fun Rock n Roll alternative.
Samantha Crain at Berkeley Cafe - This is just some good singing/songwriting. There is a good chance you will find me at this show...
Geoff Koch at Casbah - Indie/Folk rock... I think there is a large group of people out there that would find this show to be exceptional. His collection of songs is impressive, and his voice is appealing enough that this might be the surprise show of the day.
LBLB at Tir na nOg - Always a good show. But I'd go just to see John Harrison (JPhono1)
MeteorEyes at The Cave - Dance/Pop. Mark Conner doesn't book a bad band, c'mon now...these guys would be a lot of fun in that small of a space!
Calexico at Cat's Cradle - Alternative/Folk/Country band out of Tucson, AZ.
Beach Boys vs. Beatles with Supreme Fiction, Morning Brigade, Goodnight Texas, Birds and Arrows, Small Lions, Bosnian Plums, Mary Johnson Rockers & the Spark at Local 506 - Nice hodgepodge here - I wish I could clone myself just for this show.
For more local music coverage from Greg Hutchinson, check out his blog Hear it from Hutch.