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August 24, 2006
Rumors, blowin' in the wind

No official confirmation yet on this one, but Pitchfork and are reporting a Dylan/Raconteurs fall-tour pairing that's to hit Arco Arena on Oct. 18.

Now, I'm a big ol' Dylan fan and was bummed that I had to miss his last Sac-area show (that took place in Davis), only to find out from those who did attend that the whole affair was very hit-or-miss, musically speaking.

But, hey, he's Bob-freaking-Dylan and gets more than a few free passes. Personally, I'm very excited at a chance to see him.


And, having the Raconteurs (pictured at right), featuring the White Stripes' Jack White and pop singer-songwriter Brendon Benson, on the bill is a major plus. The band's debut album, "Broken Boy Soldiers," is (at least in my humble opinion) one of the best releases of 2006; the disc didn't leave my car CD player for months. If you haven't heard it yet, this is smart and snappy pop with a garage rock edge.

Rumor also is that Nashville's Kings of Leon will be the opening act.

More details as they emerge.

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