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Renovations at Local 506

What now-famous bands have you seen at Local 506 before they were household names? Arcade Fire? Fleet Foxes? The XX? Bon Iver? What about the times you went to see your friend's band open a show at the West Franklin Street mainstay?  

I remember being mesmerized seeing The Tallest Man on Earth open a small show there on his first tour of the US.  We chatted about boots after the show.  I remember seeing Mandolin Orange close a show with Bob Dylan's "One More Cup of Coffee" one night.  I had just been introduced to my wife during the show.  I accidentally stepped on her foot.  

I'm sure you have stories of your own, and hopefully you'll go to a show soon and make some more!  When you're there be sure to notice some of the renovations that have been completed over the past couple weeks!