RockPicks

The best rock picks, March 8

CorrespondentMarch 7, 2013 

Saturday brings the sad sweet sounds of Cowboy Junkies to the ArtsCenter.

COURTESY OF KILLBEAT MUSIC

My goodness, it’s starting to feel like 1996 again around here. Friday night brings a solid all-local bill straight out of the Triangle’s mid-’90s alternative-country heyday to Carrboro’s Cat’s Cradle. Headlining are The Backsliders, still on the comeback trail and as rocked-up and spectacular as ever. Opening up will be John Howie’s Rosewood Bluff, classic honky-tonk from the former Two Dollar Pistols main man; and Michael Rank, whose latest album “In The Weeds” is another terrific conjuring of the Rolling Stones circa “Wild Horses.” The bands start up at 9 p.m. and cover is $10. See catscradle.com for details.

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