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David Allan Coe, Honky Tonk Union, Michael Dean Damron 

When: Thu., Aug. 23, 7 p.m. 2012
Price: $22-25
David Allan Coe is a mixed bag. On the one hand, he's responsible for penning the maudlin country classic "Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)" and "Take This Job and Shove It," which has Superchunk's "Slack Motherfucker" beat as the ultimate anti-employment anthem. But these accomplishments don't absolve him of subsequent foolishness, which there is quite a bit of. Much of Coe's recent work borders on self-parody (admittedly, it's sort of a disproportionate comparison, but think a hillbilly Weird Al). Even worse is the stuff that's unintentionally ridiculous, like Coe's collaboration with the late Dimebag Darrell, Rebel Meets Rebel, which remains perhaps my favorite party record of all time (why does everyone hate my parties?). I have no idea what he's playing tonight, but most of it is bound to be agonizing. MORGAN TROPER

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