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Onetime Babihed wild man Bill Houston has joined the cast of Soundcheck, the local-music show airing Sundays from 8 to 10 p.m. on KRRF-AM/1280. On January 25, he and the program's founder, Brian Pavlik, will greet Hank and the Hankstirs. Says Houston, "I think there's only about twelve people listening right now, so we'd like to spread the word."
Who wouldn't? On Thursday, January 22, Natty Nation raises the flag for the first of two nights at Jimmy's Grille. On Friday, January 23, Stewart Lewis and Beth Quist team up at Swallow Hill Music Hall; Paul Galaxy and the Galactics blast off at Seven South; Mustard Plug plays catchup at the Bluebird Theater; Prunella Scales, featuring Rachel Bolan from Skid Row, weighs its options at Area 39; and guitarist John Scofield plugs in at the Boulder Theater. On Saturday, January 24, the phabulous Phlegmtones clear their throats at Seven South, and Westword contributor John Jesitus accepts gratuities at Common Grounds. On Tuesday, January 27, Common, one of the brightest and most literate of today's rising hip-hoppers, combines forces with the X-ecutioners and Rhazel of the Roots at the Fox, and chUCK dA foNK fISHMAN & the Mile High Funkers jam at the Mercury Cafe. And on Wednesday, January 28, Snot splatters at the Fox, with Sevendust. Gesundheit.
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