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Improvisational multimedia collective Comatheatre's Second Saturday series at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary will be moved to the third Saturday (the 16th) in November only...

Folksy fun guys and barbecue enthusiasts Lindsay and Gowan are doing well according to "Mean" Dean Lindsay: The duo's new album, Thoughts and Stories, is selling well, and the pair just signed on for a statewide tour of Borders bookstores and snagged the opening spot for Sunflower November 22...

Musician magazine is starting up its Best Unsigned Band competition for 1997 and is currently accepting entries; for more information call (toll free) 1-888-BUB-2WIN. Tori Amos, Buddy Guy, Vince Gill, Joe Satriani, and Bob Mould have been named as judges, and the deadline is December 31, 1996...

Gospel fans will appreciate the chance to check out some homegrown talent when Greg O'Quin-n-Joyful Noyze appears at the Bronco Bowl with Witness and sanctified rapper A-1 Swift on November 9...

Matinee mavens might want to note that, on the same day, November 9, local jazz bassist John Adams will be at the Borders bookstore on Lovers Lane with his trio playing from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m....

The official Texas 1997 Music Industry Directory is now taking applications for listings. A comprehensive source book for all Texas music businesses, events, and talent--think musical white pages--the TMID's basic listing is free; an expanded listing is only $30. This is a great opportunity for anyone to accrue a little credibility and market power; for more info or an application call (512) 463-6666; fax (512) 463-4114; e-mail [email protected]; or write Texas Music Office, P.O. Box 13246, Austin, TX 78711. The deadline for submitting applications is November 22.

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Matt Weitz