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Bluh; Pleasant Grove in Germany; The Early Line; Trees turns 10; Rubber Gloves gets wet; And so much more

Gabby Douglas, formerly of Buck Jones, hasn't hooked up with a new band yet, although she and husband Burette Douglas sat in with the Jump Rope Girls a few weeks or months ago. But Douglas is still involved: With her friend Ronnie Childs, she's helping put together a benefit for the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth, a foundation for abused children. The show, which features Baboon, Doosu, Pinkston, and The Morning People, happens October 14 at the Lewisville Amphitheatre. More details as the date nears...

While Red Animal War's debut album, Within the Amber on Deep Elm Records, won't be out for a while (it's set to be mastered in the next few weeks, and the artwork still hasn't been finalized), be on the lookout for an upcoming compilation from Deep Elm that may make it into stores earlier. The disc features unreleased songs by bands on its roster, including one by Red Animal War that will not be on Within the Amber. If it's the one we're thinking of, the song, called "Last Train Out," makes the compilation worth owning all by itself...

Out, hear: 41 Gorgeous Blocks and Lucy Loves Schroeder play at Galaxy Club on September 1; [DARYL] opens for Kansas City's Shiner and Valve (featuring new bassist Tony Gattone, also of Pleasant Grove) the same night; Stumptone, Mandarin, and Ghostcar play Curtain Club on August 31; Speedtrucker fills in for the previously scheduled Marah at Gypsy Tea Room on September 2; Bobby "Blue" Bland pays tribute to the late Johnnie Taylor at the Bronco Bowl Theatre on September 1; The Paper Chase celebrates the release of Young Bodies Heal Quickly, You Know on September 2 at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios with Sweep The Leg Johnny. Rock. Also, the Good/Bad Art Collective says goodbye to the summer with a benefit concert featuring Retton, Vena Cava, The Olive Group, Lo-Fi Chorus, [DARYL], Jeweled Handles, the Baptist Generals, Stumptone, Pointy Shoe Factory, Mission Giant, The Secret Machines, A Roman Scandal, Mandarin, and Lift to Experience. It all happens at the Good/Bad headquarters in Denton on September 2, beginning at 2 p.m. If nothing else, it's the most band for your buck.

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