Bonnie "Prince" Billy & the Cairo Gang | Duke Campus: Reynolds Industries Theater | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Bonnie "Prince" Billy & the Cairo Gang 

When: Sat., Dec. 4, 8 p.m. 2010
Price: $32-$38, $5 Duke students

Songwriter, singer, bandleader, actor, photographer, tastemaker and risk taker: Will Oldham—known throughout the years as Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Palace or Palace Brothers—is a multimedia impresario of indie rock. But his chief fame remains singing songs in a bedrock country voice that hurts so sweetly, and deservedly so; Oldham, like Mark Kozelek or Bill Callahan, can make nonsense sound good. Luckily, his wit and attention to detail as a writer make the bulk of his catalog a poignant mix of melancholy and absurdity. Tonight, he caps one of Duke Performance's best runs yet. —Grayson Currin

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