Interactive cross-country road trip
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By the second day, I still didn't have many reader picks to choose from. I landed at the Black Cat to see a local band called Mittenfields. The tip came from the band's bass player, David Mann. Kudos to him for the smart self-promotion.
He and his band mates put on a solid indie rock show. Guitarist Sam Sherwood sympathized with my difficulty finding good music here.
"There's not really a scene," he said.
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Pictured: Mittenfields perform at the Black Cat nightclub.