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Saturday: Matthew Mayfield @ Rumba

Fans of Pete Yorn would be wise to check out Matthew Mayfield’s performance at Rumba Cafe on Saturday night. The Alabama singer-songwriter fronted Moses Mayfield (2002-2008) before embarking on a solo career that has yielded a couple of EPs and a full length, Now You’re Free, which contains 11-tracks of mid-America somber/soundtrack pop.

Snag four free tracks through NoiseTrade.com in exchange for your email address.

Saturday night’s show is a co-headling gig with Matt Duke. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and should run you about $8.

Sunday: Alberta Cross @ The Newport Music Hall

All testosterone, these men of Alberta Cross, despite what one of the local rags says (surprisingly, it wasn’t Petric that made the mistake).

Early this year, at SXSW, I stumbled into a day party at the Red-Eyed Fly and while waiting for the band I wanted to see (I think it was Rumspringa) play on the indoor stage, I made my way towards the back doors to the outside stage where I caught the last song of Alberta Cross’s set. You ever get those moments where you hear something for the first time or you see a band live for the first time and you get chills? I swore I was looking at Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) as I watched Petter Ericson Stakee swing his head back and forth and the voice … not only did he look like Hoon, but he sounded like Hoon too!

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