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Glorious Veins, Effingham, Revolution Mill

When: Mon., Oct. 3, 10 p.m. 2011

Named for the small Kansas town where songwriter Jeremy Blair was raised (population: 542, he says), the Durham quartet Effingham comes about its Americana honestly. The songs tell unhurried tales over steady acoustic jangle, echoing the vastness of his native landscape. Yet Blair's voice indicates simultaneous frustration and resignation, seething and snapping alongside John Hill's lyrical guitar. If that dichotomy between the clichéd freedom of the open road and the isolation of such remote places defines Americana, then Effingham is the real deal. New York's The Glorious Veins apply a haughty glam sneer to arena-treated new wave rock, while Greensboro's Revolution Mill jangles along at a tight pop pace. —Corbie Hill

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