Tift Merritt, Megafaun, Mandolin Orange | Carrboro Town Commons | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Tift Merritt, Megafaun, Mandolin Orange 

When: Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-9 p.m. 2012
Price: Free with voucher

It'll be a field day for fans in attendance at this free afternoon takeover of Carrboro Commons. Presented by the Cat's Cradle and the Town for Carrboro, the show features Mandolin Orange, Megafaun and Tift Merritt. "We had a conversation going with Frank Heath [of the Cat's Cradle] about doing a show like this for awhile," explains Emily Frantz of Mandolin Orange. "It feels like a really unique hometown show." The line-up's local angle is certainly hard to miss. Mandolin Orange's Frantz and Andrew Marlin first met playing bluegrass at the weekly Armadillo Grill jam. Megafaun features a few Wisconsin transplants who have become fierce leaders in the Triangle music scene. Tift Merritt found her road toward major labels singing around town (at The Cave, Bynum General Store, the Cradle) while pursuing a degree at UNC. Geographical connections aside, all three bands also offer perspectives on the state of Americana—from carefully arranged folk to the psychedelic edges of Southern music, from pure country-rock to a songwriter unafraid to stare down a pop melody or a plaintive tale. Get your voucher for the free 5:30 p.m. show at catscradle.com. —Ashley Melzer

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