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Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade play Friday at RT Quinlan’s. Photo courtesy of Brian Laidlaw.
Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade play Friday at RT Quinlan’s. Photo courtesy of Brian Laidlaw.

Best Bets: Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade play RTs

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Just in time for all the Dylan’s birthday hoopla: a folk band fronted by an artist whose EP “Echolalia” takes the myth of Echo and Narcissus to Hibbing, Minn., and takes a page from the high school relationship between Robert Zimmerman and “The Girl from the North Country.”

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The EP was recorded at the all analog tape facility, Tiny Telephone Studio in San Francisco, where bands like tUnE-yArDs and the Mountain Goats have recorded.

Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade play a show at 10 p.m. Friday at RT Quinlan’s.

If you dig what he’s doing, Brian Laidlaw has plans to release a companion to the EP. A book of poems and the album “Narcissus and the Stuntman” have been acquired by Milkweed Editions and will be published in 2015.

GO SEE IT What: Brian Laidlaw & the Family Trade

When: 10 p.m. Friday

Where: RT Quinlan’s, 221 W. Michigan St.

Tickets: $5 at the door

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