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ROUGH MIX

Charlie Everywhere

Photo: Joe Putrock

THE BIG REVEAL As promised—and we know you’ve been waiting for it—here’s the lineup for the Metroland Local Music Bash and Food Pantries Benefit.

Last week, I gave you co-ed electro-pop duo Charlie Everywhere (pictured) and “supergroup” the Charlie Watts Riots (featuring members of the Wait, the Vodkasonics, Lughead, and others). And that’s a pretty good show right there.

But wait, there’s more! You’ll also get the traveling rockabilly dance party of Rocky Velvet, the rebel anthems of the Sense Offenders, the classic power-pop sounds of Big Nixon, a special duo set from Ben Karis-Nix and Amanda Rogers, and hooks so big you could catch a shark with ’em from alt-rockers 28N, and newcomers the Greasy Spoons.

As for the name? We’ve decided just to keep it as it is: Feedback. Nothing more, nothing less. Though I’ll admit I did like some of the suggestions—“Kick Out the Hams” was a personal favorite (thanks, Mike). The show takes place Friday, Nov. 7 at Valentine’s (17 New Scotland Ave., Albany).

STILL SUPER There’s been a lot going on in the Super 400 camp as of late. According to sources within the band, the long-running retro-rock trio recently signed to an independent label, which will release the group’s forthcoming fourth studio record. If you’re keeping track, that’ll be the band’s fourth release in just over five years (counting the Live ’05 disc)—after taking six years between their first two records. Here’s the kicker: The new album is being recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tenn., the legendary room run by Big Star’s Jody Stephens where everyone from Led Zeppelin to the White Stripes has laid down tracks. Needless to say, the band are pretty psyched, and rock fans can expect something special when the album drops next year. Keep up with the band at super400.com.

SHOW OFF YOUR G STRING . . . and the other five as well, when the Capital Region Guitar Show returns for its fall run next Friday and Saturday (Oct. 10-11). Run by the folks at Saratoga Guitar, it’s one of the longest-running shows of its kind in the Northeast, with a wide range of instruments, amplifiers, and accessories on display, from a number of top brands and vendors. This time the event will be held at the Saratoga Springs Knights of Columbus Hall (Route 29 and Pine Road), just outside of the downtown area. The show is open Friday from 5 to 9 PM, and Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM; the $7 admission fee is reduced by $2 if you bring an instrument or amp with you. (You don’t have to sell it.) Call 581-1604 for more information.

LEGAL COUNSEL If our biweekly column Rapp on This hasn’t fully quenched your thirst for the intricate details of entertainment law—and there are lots of ’em—the Albany County Bar Association has something you might be interested in. On Friday, Oct. 10, at the Albany Marriott, they’ll present That’s Entertainment, a panel discussion on the basics of the topic. While geared toward attorneys, nonlawyers are indeed welcome, and as with any conversation concerning this ever-changing field, it should be a lively and provocative event. Moderator Paul Czech, Esq., will be joined by professor-author Hank Bordowitz, Razor & Tie Records A&R man Michael Caplan, and entertainment lawyers Bernard Resnick and—fancy that—Paul Rapp. Call the Bar Association at 445-2691 for times and registration details.

—John Brodeur

Let us know about local-music news and happenings for inclusion in Rough Mix: E-mail tips and information to tigerpop1@yahoo .com or metroland@metroland.net.



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