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I hope you haven’t already made plans this weekend, or if you have that they involve seeing some great local bands.

Tonight at Eclipse is the Karen Carpenter Tribute show put on by none other than Owlbeemoth. Logan is known for putting together some incredibly interesting and unique shows. He recently did a Philip K. Dick tribute at Shantytown that was very cool. This one features a ton of local bands, each of which will cover a Carpenters song as well as some of their own stuff. But before all of that, he will screen what looks to be a very interesting doc about Karen herself.

From his blog:

9PM – Superstar : The Karen Carpenter Story
A film that uses Barbies to tell the tale of Karen Carpenters batlle with anorexia while living as a famous singer. This movie has been banned by the courts from being shown or sold due to a lawsuit by her brother. Also the first film for director Todd Haynes who recently made the Bob Dylan film ‘Im Not There’

Just check out all these bands!

Friday night sees Buff Clout at the best little boozehole in Springfield, Shantytown Pub. I shouldn’t have to tell you that this will be a good time. Be sure and pick up the latest issue of EU for my article on Buff Clout. Also appearing are Honey Chamber. I’m doing the Artist Spotlight for EU on them in the July issue and they have a new album out now called Bridge To Homesick that is excellent. A couple of Orlando bands will also play so come check it out.

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And of course, on Saturday is the second Jacksonville Chicken & Whiskey show also at Shantytown! The first show was incredible and this one will be even better. If you missed it, check out Birdie’s review in haiku on his blog. Also, watch this video:

We’ll be playing with Scum Of The Earth (Gainesville) and (drumroll, please) TOUGH JUNKIE! I’m doing an album review on TJ’s new album Grab What You Can also in the July issue of EU. I got an advanced copy and I can tell you right now, it is AWESOME! We have new t-shirts that will be available. The first batch went quick so we printed a new color.

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Sunday I suggest heading out to Doozer’s to see Patriot with Talk Sick Earth. TSE played a killer set at Bury Your Bike 2 on the St. John’s River. Come see them do their thrash-metal thing, it’s rad!

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