James McMurtry in Minneapolis

Back in January, I somehow convinced Jaine to drive all the way to Chicago to see our pal Del Barber open for the great James McMurtry because, as I said at the time, “he never comes so close to Winnipeg.” Thanks to James for at least waiting until 2 days after we returned from that (insane) trip to announce a Minneapolis show. When he did announce said show, it was billed as being with The Bottle Rockets, a full band electrified show (Chicago was solo acoustic) and it was on Spring Break. How could we say no?

So, we loaded up the van and trekked down to Minneapolis to see the show at The 400 Bar in Minneapolis on April 1, 2011. It was pretty amazing, despite the cramped, noisy, dingy venue.

Want proof? Check out the evidence below:

Wish you were there? We wish you had come too. Hear what you missed with our exclusive noisy lo-fi bootleg of the ENTIRE show! Download it and pretend that you’re rocking out in the comfort of your very own home, car, workplace, prison cell, etc. It’s noisy as all get out, and not edited or fixed up in a dignified way, but hey, had you shown up, I’m sure you could have done a better job!

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Levelland:

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