<p>Satchel Grande’s James Cuato (left) and Chris Klemmensen jam during The Reader’s SXSW send-off show Monday night at The Waiting Room.  </p>And They Are Off

The Reader-sponsored South By Southwest band Satchel Grande played two hour-plus-long sets Monday night to a crowd of about 150 festive supporters as part of TR's send-off show. Frontman Chris Klemmensen said the band was scheduled to leave for Austin Tuesday at 8 a.m. Their SXSW gig is tonight (March 16) at Karma Lounge in Austin, 119 W. 8th St. The send-off show included raffles and...

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Kung Foo at the MAC

The Foo Fighters will be back in the metro on May 23 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs. Tickets will go on sale March 19 at 10 a.m., are $49.50 and available at all Ticketmaster outlets and the MAC box office. Opening acts are Motorhead and Biffy Clyro.

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Wonderland Weds, Austin’s SXSW Approaches

Facebook friends and fans were able to follow the wedding day of Austin’s Carolyn Wonderland long-distance. The locally popular blues and roots artist married A. Whitney Brown of “Saturday Night Live” and more recently “Daily Show” fame on Friday, March 4. The a ceremony was on Doug Sahm Hill in Austin’s Butler Park. They were married by Michael Nesmith of The Monkees fame, who became...

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Primus to play outside in Benson this summer

* Military Avenue in downtown Benson is about to get stranger, thanks to a May 28 show with Primus. The alternative rock weirdos led by Les Claypool will play outside in Benson, just north of Maple Street on Military Avenue, during Memorial Day weekend. The band is preparing their first disc of new material since 1999's Antipop. The One Percent Productions and Rad Kadillac co-promotion starts at...

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Paradise Lost — Bright Eyes from 30,000 feet…

Dateline, Providenciales. We walked between the red stripes painted on the hot tarmac as we headed to the loading ramp, a long line of tanned Americans leaving this third world vacation destination to return to whatever frigid lands we had escaped from, if only for a week. On a short hillside to my left, next to the tiny airport, was a wall of unpainted cinderblocks stacked in a stair-step row,...

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Growing Confidence

Marnie Stern travels with a companion that helps her cope with life on the road. It’s her Maltese-Yorkshire terrier mix dog, named Figgy. “She’s very perfect,” Stern says. “We need her.” Stern, the New York-based guitarist/singer, says her dog provides love and affection during long stretches of touring, providing a calming influence for Stern and her tour mates. Taking Figgy on...

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