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Romantica plays Turf Club tonight for More Cowbell anniversary

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Uh, no, seriously, the cake came like that, guys.

Is it bad luck to promote your competition?

Well, fuck that. In the end, we're all kith and kin in this demented guild of wearied traffickers. More Cowbell, which has been running an exhaustive, pro music blog since 2004, is celebrating its 5th anniversary as a dedicated music site, and they've brought out some heavy hitters to help make it one hell of a birthday bash.

Romantica covering Hallelujah, shot by tntofmpls.

For five years, More Cowbell has been a great online presence, an engaging mix of press release and commentary, peppered with live footage and an mp3 sampler on its site. They sport a small but mobile and intensely determined crew, and their fifth birthday is nothing to sneeze at, especially with bands like Romantica and the Evening Rig leading the way.

The Turf Club is the ideal place for this show-- the Turf Club is one of the last bars in town that still has ghosts of an older world drifting around its stage area. It should make a perfect playground for this kind of rabbled, vintage rock and roll. And with the haunting strum and croon of Romantica to top the bill, this should make for an exquisite way to spend your Thursday night and tip your cap to a crew that's helped you keep your weekends from being dreadful reruns for the last half decade.

21+. 9:00 P.M. $6.00. With Romantica, The Evening Rig, Absent Arch. Turf Club, 1601 University avenue, Saint Paul.