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Tuesday, February 22, 2000
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Local scene action-packed this week

By Christine McCreary
Daily Cougar Staff

I have never seen Rudyard's as packed as it was Thursday night when 20 Miles, featuring Judah Bauer from The John Spencer Blues, played with Bob Log III (formerly Doo Rag) and Jug O' Lightnin'. Bob Log III stole the show with an amazing one-man performance.

While singing through a telephone turned upside down and attached to the face mask of a helmet, all the while keeping a steady rhythm on the kick drum and not missing a note on the acoustic guitar, Log III's one-man performance lived it up at the show as he was "going insane" (so the lyrics said).

If you missed this show, you can check out the pictures at www.entertainmentwatch.com.

So what's in store for the local scene this week?

On campus Wednesday, the post-evolutionary band Simian Revolt is scheduled to play on the patio behind the University Center. 

Thursday, local reggae-rock-steady group Sound Patrol will be playing at The West Alabama Ice House from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., provided the weather is good. The show is free. This will mark the first Thursday of the band's weekly appearances.

Also on Thursday, the hard-core sound of Florida band Neurotica will be featured downstairs at Fitzgerald's. Fitzgerald's is located at 2706 White Oak @ Studemont. The cost for this show is $5.

On Thursday at the Ashland Street Theatre, "Robb Zipp's Rawkin' Showcase" will feature Liquid Youth, 2nd Class and the Roaring 20's. With a chance to pick up free stuff and win prizes it should be a great show. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Ashland Street Theatre is located at 2610 Ashland St.

On Friday upstairs at Fitzgerald's, Mustard Plug opens for The Suspects, celebrating the release of the band's new CD, Panic Button. The Suspects' set begins at 9 p.m. and Digger's set is up next. The cost for this show is $10. 

Also taking place Friday is the "420Radio.com Showcase" which will feature Small Craft Advisory, Simpleton Music and the above-mentioned Simian Revolt. This show will take place at Emo's, which is located at 2700 Albany. The doors open at 10 p.m. The cost is $2 for adults and $7 for minors.

Friday at the Ashland Theatre PWI, Los Muffins, Fusebox and After Hours Groove will be playing. The cost is $6 and doors open at 7 p.m. 

Friday at the Oven, The Nothing is scheduled to play. Midrash State will open. The all-ages show is $3. The Oven is located at 403 Westheimer.

Friday at the Mausoleum, The Tie That Binds will be playing with Rosemary Asylum.

Saturday, Marble Jar is scheduled to play with The Near-Misanthropes opening. The Mausoleum is located at 411 Westheimer. The cost for both shows will be $3 for all ages.

Saturday at the Ashland Street Theatre, Blurry Time, Substandard, Crash 81 and Circle 7 will be playing. The cost is $5 and doors open at 7 p.m.

Also on Saturday, punk-ska band Los Skarnales will play at The SideCar Pub. Retro-new-wave band Japanic followed by Twenty Three (which I have yet to hear) will be opening. The SideCar is located at 11202 Huffmeister. Tickets are $6. Doors open at 9 p.m. Bring your ID, because it's 18 and up!

The Cro-Mags are headlining at Fitzgerald's upstairs Saturday. Shut-Down followed by All Out War will be opening. The doors open at 9 p.m.; the cost is $10. 77 South, Darin and Mike Rosenthal will be playing downstairs.

Sunday night at Instant Karma, Gone Blind, Slim, Faceplant and the Sperlings, which features Rob Smith of Japanic on guitar, will be performing. The performance will raise money to benefit the Bering Omega Community, a service which helps those suffering from AIDS.


Photo courtesy of Never Records Group


Lords of Acid plays Numbers Sunday. Tickets are $17 in advance and $18 at the door.

Also on Sunday, are The Lords of Acid. Although they are not a local band, they are definitely worth mentioning. The Lords of Acid will be playing at Numbers, along with Praga Kahn and Genaside II. The cost for this show is $17 in advance and $18 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Record Rack as well as TicketMaster. Numbers is located at 300 Westheimer.

Remember, all dates, times and prices are subject to change, so check with the venue.

Thank you to all of you who have been e-mailing me. Once again, if you are involved in a local band and are wondering how you can get your band onto the pages of The Daily Cougar, or if you know of a great local band readers should check out, you can e-mail me at JUDIjtsn@aol.com.
 

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