Tonight’s Concert Picks: Old 97’s at Union Transfer, El Ten Eleven at North Star Bar, A.C. Newman at First Unitarian Church, Banjo Summit with Bela Fleck and more at The Keswick Theater, Birdie Busch at World Cafe Live

XPN welcomes the Old 97’s to Union Transfer for a special Too Far to Care 15th anniversary show tonight.  The Texas alt-country pioneers are touring in support of the classic 1997 album, which was re-issued with bonus outtakes and demos earlier this month.  According to the band’s website, tonight’s event will feature a Rhett Miller solo set and two sets by the full band, including a run-through of Too Far to Care in its entirety.  Also performing is Dallas-based musician Salim Nourallah.  Tickets for the all-ages show are $20 here; doors will open at 8:00 p.m with music beginning at 9:00 p.m.  Below, watch a live video of the band performing “Broadway” and download a free Too Far to Care E.P. via Noisetrade here

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This Week’s Contest: Win a pair of tickets to see Bela Fleck And The Flecktones at The Keswick Theatre on Nov. 17th

This week, we’ve got a handful of tickets fo Bela Fleck And The Flecktones‘ performance at The Keswick Theatre on Thursday, November 17th. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below by 5 p.m. Monday, November 14th. We’ll select the winners at random that evening and notify them via email; once you’ve confirmed that you and your guest will be attending the show, your names will be added to the venue’s guest list. (Just make sure to use a valid email address when posting your comment; we promise not to sell your contact info or sign you up for anything—we just want to be able to get in touch with you if you win.)