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Potluck Audio; Club B-day; Aden high Five; It's not easy being Green

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Captain Audio wraps up its unique series of Monday-night shows, dubbed The Subterranean Potluck Blues, on May 1 at the Gypsy Tea Room. The concert, like the two others before it, is free with a covered dish. And no, chips do not count as a covered dish. If nothing else, it'll be an entertaining and reasonably early night: The show starts at 9 p.m., and should end around 11 p.m. No word yet on whether punch and cookies will be served...

The Adventure Club's sixth anniversary concert, previously scheduled to happen at the Gypsy Tea Room, has been moved to Trees. The show, which happens on May 27, will feature performances by Hagfish, Centro-matic, Legendary Crystal Chandelier, Chomsky, The Adventures of Jet, Slobberbone, [DARYL], Captain Audio, Corn Mo, Pleasant Grove, The Deathray Davies, Alan Randolph Reed, and Clutch Cargo. All proceeds will go to a local AIDS charity. For more news on the event, tune in to The Adventure Club on Sunday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on KDGE-FM (94.5). If we know host Josh Venable like we think we do, he'll be discussing the show in almost excruciating detail, providing more information than anyone would want or need...

Word is, One Ton Records boss Aden Holt has a new band, going by the handle Five Cat. Or maybe it's FiveCat. Or Fivecat. Cat Five? Well, it's something along those lines, but we can't be sure since the information we received is secondhand at best. Whatever Holt's new outfit is actually called, apparently it is scheduled to perform on May 11 at Curtain Club, with Pinkston and Crash Vinyl. So, for everyone who was sucked in by the April Fool's Day Caulk non-reunion pulled off by One Ton capo Tony Edwards, here's your chance to start moving on. Aden has...

If you feel like driving, Austin's Alamo Draft House Theater hosts the only Texas screening of Fugazi's Instrument on April 30, at least the only one that is open to the general public and isn't part of a film festival. The screening of the documentary -- the result of a 10-year collaboration between the band and filmmaker Jem Cohen -- was, in part, arranged by Two Ohm Hop's Philip Croley. There will be two all-ages shows on Sunday evening, both with a $5 admission. For showtimes, e-mail Croley at philip@twoohmhop.com...

On May 2, Columbia Legacy will reissue two of Fort Worth native Ornette Coleman's albums, 1972's Skies of America and 1971's Science Fiction, which has been bulked up to the double-disc, remastered set The Complete Science Fiction Sessions. Science Fiction finds Coleman reunited with his original quartet: trumpeter Don Cherry, bassist Charlie Haden, and drummer Billy Higgins. Skies of America, however, is the disc that fans of Coleman should especially appreciate, because it is the first time the album has been issued on CD. Of course, for Coleman neophytes, it's still not the best place to dive into his career; The Shape of Jazz to Come, his landmark 1959 album, is the only place to start. But we could be, and often are, wrong...

Thanks to a successful swing through the Midwest with [DARYL], The Paper Chase should finally be releasing its long-awaited first full-length later this year. According to singer-guitarist John Congleton, the group received several solid offers from labels -- they just have to figure out which one they like the best. Hear what the labels heard on May 3 when The Paper Chase performs at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios with 90 Day Men. Speaking of [DARYL] (whose forthcoming EP Congleton produced), the band has added keyboard player Chad Ferman to its lineup. The expanded version of the group will perform on April 29 at the Curtain Club, with Chomsky, The Deathray Davies, and Electrostatic. That same night, The Adventures of Jet plays at Club Clearview, causing a slight scheduling problem. Chomsky singer-guitarist Sean Halleck, a friend and fan of AOJ, has threatened to lead a field trip across the street during his band's set to catch Jet. While it probably wouldn't make the fellas at Curtain too happy, it would be funny to see Halleck do it. You know it would...

Eleven Hundred Springs has released its third album in just over a year, No Stranger to the Blues, which is commendable work-rate, even if one of the discs was a live album. Maybe next year Matt Hillyer and company's brand of true-blue country will be enough to beat the Old 97's in the Dallas Observer Music Awards' country category. And if not them, then someone, anyone. Seriously...

Frequent Dallas Observer contributor Rob Patterson obviously struck a nerve with his recent preview of Pat Green's one-night stand at Billy Bob's Texas earlier this month. Along with the dozens (or hundreds, actually) of angry e-mails received in the wake of Patterson's screed was one from Green himself. Green claims that he's only received two bad reviews in his life -- Patterson's and Robert Wilonsky's similarly slanted preview last year. To which we say, good for us. Hey, someone has to pat us on the back for attempting to turn the tide of Green's beer-soaked acclaim.

Send your tiresome, pointless, and occasionally hate-filled rants to Street Beat at zcrain@dallasobserver.com.

 
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