Turkey Trot 2007 @ Cafe Du Nord 11.23.2007

I went to another concert at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco last night. I wanted to go to the Band of Horses concert at the Fillmore but alas it was sold out. K-Fan’s favorite venue is Cafe Du Nord and he wanted to check it out. It happened to be the 7th Annual Turkey Trot which showcases some Americana bands.

And yes, I am well aware of the limitations of my camera phone. When K-Fan sends me his more high-res photos, I’ll post them…

Wayward Sway

Wayward Stray at Cafe Du Nord 11.23.07

Wayward Stray at Cafe Du Nord 11.23.07

Wayward Stray at Cafe Du Nord 11.23.07

Wayward Sway is a sort of folk band with many banjos. This band was my favorite from the rest, with lively music. It was funny because there was a this huge space between the stage and the first row that lead singer Scott Pettersen had to tell the crowd to move forward.

Jeffrey Halford & The Healers

Jeffrey Halford & The Healers at Cafe Du Nord 11.23.97

Jeffrey Halford & The Healers at Cafe Du Nord 11.23.97

Jeffrey Halford & The Healers was a band more classic/traditionally rock and Americana oriented. It’s a San Francisco band, and they were enjoyable.

Rancho Deluxe

Rancho Deluxe at Cafe Du Nord 11.23.97

Rancho Deluxe at Cafe Du Nord 11.23.97

Rancho Deluxe at Cafe Du Nord 11.23.97

Rancho Deluxe was surprisingly good. The band definitely had a country twang, and everyone seemed to really enjoy them as evidenced by all the dancing upfront.

There was a fourth band Kemo Sabe, but it was already 11:30 PM and we were dead tired. Their MySpace page says the band plays acoustic punk/zouk. I’ve never heard of zouk before, but it is rhythmic French music… Hmmm…
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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim solidified their chances at winning the 2008 AL West division title by signing Torii Hunter to a five year, $90 million contract. I didn’t see that one coming. Hunter seems somewhat disappointed that the Minnesota Twins didn’t try harder to sign him, but that’s the reality of small-to mid market team like the Twins. The extra money should allow the team to sign extensions to Justin Morneau, Joe Nathan, and hopefully Johan Santana.
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Quote from Dexter:

“He totally saw the she-male stuff.” – Vince Masuka.

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