Hard to believe, but it’s been 15 long years since the Old 97’s released their signature album, “Too Far To Care,” a landmark in ’90s twang-rock. The album is being reissued with the usual bonus-track bells and whistles, and it’s the focus of the band’s current round of touring – which comes to Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro for a Saturday night show. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 advance, $22 day of show. See catscradle.com for details.
- More information Other highlights: • Tonight: The entrancing folk-rock singer Sharon Van Etten plays the Cradle, while Steve Forbert is at the Carrboro ArtsCenter next door; funnyman David Sedaris holds forth at Durham Performing Arts Center; Durham Academy’s jazz-rock group In The Pocket shows off a new CD at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall; Kathleen Edwards sings at Saxapahaw’s Haw River Ballroom; and Edwin McCain brings a full band into Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre. • Furthermore: Saturday’s Halloween-themed shows include Southern Culture on the Skids headlining Zombifest at Durham’s Pinhook and Mel Melton’s Wicked Mojos presiding over Halloween festivities (including costume contest) at Papa Mojo’s in Durham; New Pornographer A.C. Newman takes a solo flight Saturday at Motorco; Diamond Rugs, a supergroup featuring members of Los Lobos and Deer Tick, play Sunday at Pinhook; Spider Bags headline Sunday’s “customer appreciation day” at Orange County Social Club in Carrboro; Divine Fits, featuring Spoon’s Britt Daniel, play Sunday at the Lincoln; Tuesday brings Crooked Fingers with John Vanderslice to Kings in Raleigh, and Freelance Whales to Local 506 in Chapel Hill; Woods play a Halloween night show Wednesday at Duke Coffeehouse; and blues great Shemekia Copeland sings Thursday at the ArtsCenter.
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