David Campbell: Mr. Blue Sky

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Read my profile of David Campbell, the E.L.nO. guitarst and Local Show guest-host (more here), then go see him with the great local band Accident Clearinghouse on Friday opening for Le Cirque Rouge Cabaret and Burlesque at Lee's. Hope to make it after a day at the races.

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Accident Clearinghouse also play the wedding of Dan Haugen (radio's "the Dan One") and Amy Softich (brilliant and beautiful sister of singer Sara Softich) on Sunday up in Northern Minnesota. Sara will sit in with the band.

I snapped the photo above when I caught Dan and Amy on what turned out to be their second date, in April 2006 at the Turf Club, and it was a happy epiphany: I knew both of them separately before they moved to Sioux Falls, had no idea they knew each other, saw them together, and in an instant knew they were perfect for each other. It's their first photo together. All happiness, Dan and Amy. Toasty and I can't wait.

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Howwastheshow's photographer-about-town David de Young took great pictures of Sunday night's Suicide Commandos (MySpace) show at the Minnesota State Fair for the Howwastheshow flickr (including the one of Chris Osgood above), while Jim Walsh took a bunch more for emergent blogzine Reveille (that's "REV-illy," right?). Toasty and some guy with a beard are in both. It was a perfect night. (More at TCPunk.)

Here's a set list from the show (courtesy of Modern Radio message board): 1. Burn It Down 2. Attacking the Beat 3. She 4. Monster A Go Go 5. Tent 6. I’ll Wait 7. Little Red Book 8. Real Cool 9. The Hunter 10. Fireball 500 11. Nervous Breakdown 12 Slow Down (Beatles) 13. MotorBikin’ 14. You Can’t 15. It’s My Life (Animals) 16. Kidnapped 17. Weekend Warrior 18. I Need a Torch 19. Complicated Fun.

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Recently posted elsewhere:

I talked about Twin Cities hip hop on WNYC radio in New York (8/20/07), Final show at the Toybox this Friday (CPCulture.com 8/29/07), Drinking and biking (CPBlotter.com 8/28/07), Mr. Blue Sky: Local Music's Most Optimistic Fan Joins the Current (City Pages 8/29/07), Seen Your Video: Rick Fuller turns his back on MTV to preserve the history of the local music scene (click photo above for full image; City Pages 8/22/07), Sound Unseen opens tonight with 1981 punk film (CPCulture.com 8/22/07) God Bows to Math: The Human Calculator Speaks (CPCulture.com 8/17/07), News Brief: You Are What You Drink (City Pages 8/15/07), North Vs. South Festival in Lawrence, Kansas this week (CPCulture.com 8/13/07), Join an archeological dig in downtown Minneapolis (CPCulture.com 8/7/07), 35W Bridge links (8/02/07)

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Femi Kuti outshines the Wailers at the Zoo (Citypages.com 8/1/07), News Brief: Stressfree Advertising (City Pages 8/1/07), Teenage Riot: For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait (City Pages 8/1/07), with all-ages links (Complicatedfun.com 8/1/07), Tom Snyder, R.I.P. (CPCulture.com (7/30/07), How to be as big as John Travolta (CPCulture.com 7/24/07), Jazz man hit by car, makes cool album (CPCulture.com 7/24/07), Mud flaps by women for women (CPCulture.com 7/17/07), previous roundup


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