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Old 97's

8 p.m. Tuesday, October 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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Anniversary parties often are lame affairs that star relatives you haven't seen in 23 years and feature food from the local church ladies. Not so with the Old 97's; it is planning a raging kegger to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Too Far to Care. OK, the keg action is really between you and the Halo Bar staff, but it'll still be a sweet party. As so many bands of a certain age have been doing lately, Old 97's will perform its third studio album in its entirety and follow that up with some recent tunes. Head honcho Rhett Miller will kick the evening off with his own solo set, offering us a stellar anniversary gift. Not a Gift Horse: Are you an Old 97's superfan? The band is giving away two lifetime passes to its shows. Just find a winning copy of the reissued Too Far to Care on vinyl online or in your favorite local record shop.

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