PLOT THICKENS! The
lineup for Feedback, Metroland’s
annual local-music bash and food-pantries benefit,
just got a little bigger, with the addition of
some electro-rock freakout from Beware! The
Other Head of Science and the blues-rock goodness
of the Black Fuel (more on them below).
Those bands join the previously announced lineup:
28N, Big Nixon, Charlie Everywhere, the Charlie
Watts Riots, the Greasy Spoons, Ben Karis-Nix
and Amanda Rogers, Rocky Velvet, and the Sense
Offenders. I may be biased, but I think this may
be the best Feedback lineup yet. You decide on
Friday, Nov. 7, when Feedback takes off at Valentine’s.
See the ad in this week’s issue for more on the
OUT Two area bands, each with deep roots in
the Capital Region music scene, will release new
CDs tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 24); it’s up to you,
the listener, to decide where to drop your buck.
Friday at Valentine’s will be your first chance
to pick up The Sons of Perdition,
the latest release from hardcore band Gunther
Weezul on Overit Records. The band, featuring
vocalist Kasey Dorr of fabled 1990s Troycore band
Section 8, were dealt a major setback two years
ago when founding guitarist Mike Gregoire passed
away suddenly. Perdition will be the band’s
first release since Gregoire’s passing, an event
which they’ve called “a way for us to unite into
an unstoppable unit.” Tickets are $10; call the
club at 432-6572 for more details.
Friday, power trio the Black Fuel will
deliver their second disc, Hell Is Cold,
with a release party at Tess’ Lark Tavern. The
band—guitarist-vocalist Albie Von Schaaf (onetime
leader of ska-core group Can’t Say), drummer Mike
Weirich and bassist Shawn McCann—have been hard
at work on the album for some time now, recording
mostly in their home studios. The resulting 11
songs are a groovy blend of rock, blues, and funk,
served up with some killer singing and playing.
Cover for the 10 PM release show is $5; the Sense
Offenders will share the bill. Call the Lark at
463-9779 for more information.
ALL THAT YOU CAN BE Halloween fast approaches—have
you picked out your costume? Not what you’re wearing,
but what songs you’re playing: The fine folks
at Tess’ Lark Tavern, in association with thehiddencity.com,
have announced the fifth installment of Why
Can’t I Be You, to take place Halloween night
(Friday, Oct. 31) at, naturally, Tess’ Lark Tavern.
The intermittent series of shows, which began
on April Fools Day 2001 at the old Lionheart Blues
Café on Lark Street, features a host of area musicians
covering each other’s songs. This year’s show,
hosted again by MotherJudge and myself,
will be more of the same, but with costumes. And
possibly a political angle: Considering the event’s
proximity to Election Day, acts have been asked
to include a politically themed song in their
mini-sets. There’s still room for more acts: If
any local songwriters want to get in on the fun,
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