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Todd Deatherage's newest up for grabs; Buzz-Oven reheats; New info on Centro-matic and Polyphonic Spree discs

Speaking of Good Records, and we often are, ye olde record shoppe has a few upcoming in-store performances planned. For starters, Elephant Six collective representative Dressy Bessy will play at Good on August 10 at 6 p.m., a few hours before the band's gig at the Gypsy Tea Room. And on August 17, Queens of the Stone Age will stop by at 6 p.m., prior to its performance at Smirnoff Music Centre the next day as part of this year's OzzFest...

When we mentioned She's Gone Records' upcoming projects last week (including a Darlington EP and a full-length by Sara Radle's Fred Savage Fan Club), we left a few out, mainly because they hadn't been finalized. According to the label's Chad Huffman, they still aren't, but at least one of them -- a tribute to the late, great Judys -- sounds like it'd be worth waiting for. The seven-inch compilation is part of a planned series, also featuring tributes to Jonathan Richman, among others...

Live from The City of Hate: Eleven Hundred Springs performs August 11 at Gypsy Tea Room; Lift to Experience, When Babies Eat Pennies, and Chaos and The Addiction hit Curtain Club on August 10; Lucy Loves Schroeder, Kid Chaos, 41 Gorgeous Blocks, and a handful of other bands play a benefit gig for Life Outreach at a warehouse in Fort Worth (e-mail hepatitisbea@hotmail.com for directions) on August 12. And The Deathray Davies perform at another CD release party for The Return of the Drunk Ventriloquist at the Ridglea Theater on August 12, with Chomsky, Crash Vinyl, and Prize Money, which, as far as we can tell, is Slowpoke's new name...

Steve's BBQ in Denton has added music to menu, alongside its legendary slow-cooked sweet ribs, hosting casual Sunday evening shows. Budapest One's Keith Killoren, Corn Mo, Cavedweller, and Centro-matic have already performed there, and more backyard hoedowns are planned. Head down to Steve's, located on the corner of Bell and Hickory around 7 p.m. on Sunday. It's worth the trip even without the music. As Killoren says, "In this ever-changing world of strip malls and Applebee's, Steve's BBQ is the last bastion of hope for the anachronistic love triangle between me, Mahalia Jackson, and brisket." Damn straight.

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