Rock & Pop

Bobby Bare Jr.

When: Wed., Sept. 1, 9:30 p.m. 2010

As the namesake of a bona fide country legend, Bobby Bare, Jr. has passing familiarity with the kind of heartache and pain that always ends up being the best source material for his dad's genre of music. Sure enough, in the last four years since the release of 2006's The Longest Meow, the junior Bare lost his house, got divorced, almost lost his mom and had a son. That of course led to his fifth full-length project, the oddly titled A Storm A Tree My Mother's Head. (Which actually tells the true story of his mom almost dying after high winds toppled a tree into the Bare home and broke her back.)It's all intriguing enough that a film crew is following the middle-aged roots-rocker for an as yet-untitled documentary. For now, he's bringing his gritty Dinosaur, Jr.-meets-Drive-By-Truckers style of y'alternative to these parts. Psychedelic roots outfit Blue Giant opens the show, and then returns to back Bare with drummer Matt Martin onMonday, September 1 at Café du Nord (2170 Market St., San Francisco), 9:30 p.m. $12. CafeduNord.com

Dave Gil de Rubio

Price: $12

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