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Nightmarish CD Release Party

Acoustic Punk-Grassers Release Loud Alternative

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The Avett Brothers' alter-egos -- the (very) non-acoustic "Oh What a Nightmare" -- are hosting a CD release party Saturday, Jan. 17, at The Room. The 13-song, self-titled Ramseur Records release will probably blow out your speakers if you play it at Avett Brothers' sound levels; think Black Sabbath (Paranoid-era) meets Lynyrd Skynyrd and you're half-way there...Derek Young (bass) and Kenny Graham (lead guitar) join Scott (vox/guitar) and Seth (drums/vox) Avett on the record...

Jamie Hoover has a new website up, the snazzy, and it's filled with loads of news concerning one of this town's more under-appreciated musical treasures. For those of you without a computer, Jamie will be playing a slate of live shows with The Spongetones and the as-billed Crenshaw, Dixon, Hoover, and Lloyd (Robert, Don, Jamie and Bill, respectively) over the next few months. He also has two new albums coming out: Paparazzi with Bill Lloyd, released by Paisley Pop, and a solo album, Jamie Hoo-ever, to be released by Kool Kat Musik, and featuring songs from various tribute projects he's done over the years...Candlewyck are currently working on their follow-up disc, with guest artists including John Cowan (New Grass Revival), T. Lavitz (Dixie Dregs, Widespread Panic) and Moondi Klein (Chesapeake). For more info on the band, go to Mt. Holly songwriter David Childers has some songs in the soundtrack to Charlotte filmmaker Curtis Gaston's new documentary, The Flag Day Parade. Flag Day is one of seven short documentaries to be screened in competition at the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival, to be held at the same time as the Sundance Film Festival -- January 17-24 -- in Park City, Utah. The film is a look at the inner world of a man (Kings Mountain, NC, resident Jim Martin) who puts on a Confederate Flag parade.

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