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Ned Evett and Triple Double

Aug. 5-6, Terrapin Station

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In 2007, when Ned Evett talked about his new release Middle of the Middle, he stood firm about it being a pop record. But this week, when he talked about his newest release Afraid 4 U (due out early October)--mixed by Ryan Hewett (Red Hot Chili Peppers,The Avett Bros.)--he was no longer so firmly grounded in the pop genre.

"This album is a blues and rock album," Evett said. And, man, is it. That shift is due, in part, to his new bandmates: L.A.-based Doug Lunn on bass (Lunn has played with Sting and Bruce Springsteen) and L.A.-based Kofi Baker, who is the son of Cream drummer Ginger Baker, on drums.

Evett and Triple Double play Terrapin to kick off a European tour supporting Joe Satriani. In light of Terrapin's slated close date on Sunday, Aug. 15, it will be a bittersweet gig.

"I played my first professional gig there," Evett said. "I was 16 and made $10."

9 p.m., $5. Terrapin Station, 1415 W. Main St., myspace.com/terrapinboise.

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