The sixth (!) installment of Eight Great Local Acts will be in the paper and online this Friday, at which point there will be lots to talk about -- and shows by most of the acts to go see in the near-future. Meantime, you can start trying to figure out this year's Great Eight acts by checking out the preview trailer.
Coming soon in this very newspaper: Eight Great Local Acts
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.