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The Baseball Project at the North Star

The Baseball Project plays the North Star Bar tonight. The indie supergroup of sorts features the great Steve Wynn, who was in the Dream Syndicate a long time ago, Scott McCaughey of the Minus Five and R.E.M., and drummer Linda Pitmon. The guy on the far left in the photo is R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, but he won't be there tonight. Instead, another member of R.E.M., Mike Mills, will play bass, and McCaughey will slide over the lead guitar. The BP specialize in songs that unabashedly display their major league geekdom to such an obsessive and crowd pleasingly catchy degree that they may one day find themselves inducted into Cooperstown, where they played last week. If you know who Harvey Haddix is, you're probably already a fan. Their latest, Vol. 2: High and Inside, came out in March. Nick Cristiano's preview of tonight's show is here.  Below, see them do "(Do The) Triple Crown," and hear "30 Doc," the song they wrote in honor of Roy Halladay early last year when it seemed the Philllies righthander might be on his way to beome the first 30 game winner since Denny McLain in 1968. To sweeten the pot, the Bigger Lovers open.

Previously: What's Up, Doc?