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Santa Cruz band holds down finishing role at Streetlights CD party

By Sarah Quelland

LAST SATURDAY (June 16) was a great day for local music as the Cactus Club hosted contrasting afternoon and evening shows. Santa Cruz's Frank Black-inspired Sin in Space made its San Jose debut at the Streetlight Records Support Your Local Musician CD-release party, which featured the What Four? and other bands that contributed to the disc. Sin in Space played tracks from its recently released Asteroid Band CD, including "Hellfire" (which was also on the Streetlight compilation) and new songs titled "Kill Indie," "Fight" and "Galaxia." Despite his fairly casual appearance in faded blue jeans and a worn T-shirt that draped easily over his lean frame, frontman Cassidy Meijer's sharp features hold remarkable determination and his dark eyes burn with intensity when he's performing. The four-piece band is taking a break over the summer and its last scheduled show to date is June 29 at Running Dog Studio on Front Street in Santa Cruz.

The afternoon show made way for Krenshaw's heavy-duty CD-release party with Mallet, Woodshed, Reaction 31, Breach and SECURITY. The testosterone-charged lineup left little to be desired, and the place was packed with more than 400 people. Krenshaw and Reaction 31 will also be participating in Jimmy's Rubber Groove, Jimmy Arcenaux's birthday celebration. The big event will be held June 30 at the Cactus with Moodfrye, Divided, Ones and Zeros, the Chant, Jones and Arcenaux's own band Los Bastardos de Amor. A special surprise reunion is also planned for the night. Reaction 31 will also be playing July 14 at the Cactus with Shortie, Tenfold, Element of Surprise, Leisure, Downside, Numb and Funeral Diner.

Trapt reportedly got signed to Atlantic Records and will be holding a signing party on June 22 at the Cactus with Soul Aggression, Utopian Pipedream, Sol Ascending and Fleshole. ... The winners of the second round of Ultravibe's Sound Off 2001 will be announced on June 27 after Kung Fu Vampire, Salmon and Duce Co. perform. The second round finals will be held July 6. All shows will take place at the Cactus. The battle continues on July 11 with Methlab Explosion, Divided and Element 8, followed by Monkey, Drain 26 and Buzzbomb Phase 4 (July 18) and Hurt, Lords of the Manor, Red Asfault and Kronic (July 25). Winners will be announced on July 25. The round finals will be held Aug. 3, grand finals Aug. 31.

Live Nude Bands, featuring Zen Guerilla, the Hail Marys, Black Kali Ma, Bonfire Madigan, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Gun & Doll Show, the Pre-Teens and the PBR Street Gang, will be held Friday (June 22) at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Tickets are $12.50, doors are at 7pm and proceeds benefit the Bay Guardian Community Fund. ... Waves Smokehouse & Saloon and Bare Nekid Productions have organized a new Monday dance party called Purge. Visit www.nekid.tv for more info. ... On Tuesday (June 26), PANIC! at the Lido features bands the Damsels and Sleepover Disaster. ... Lucinda Williams will be participating in this year's Fat Fry held in Aptos Village Park. Williams will perform July 28 with Dave Alvin & the Guilty Men, Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale and Band. July 29 features the Sam Bush Band, Jerry Jeff Walker and the Gonzo Compadres, Elvin Bishop, Rodney Crowell and Band and Mumbo Gumbo. Tickets are $28 and available by calling 831.420.2800. ... LIVE 105's eighth annual BFD was held last Friday (June 15) at Shoreline Amphitheater. Visit www.metroactive.com/metro for a review of the show.

PLAN AHEAD: The Supersuckers, the Droo Church and Curbside, June 21 at the Cactus; the Beatnuts, Major Liegue and the Arsonists, June 21 at the Usual; Slow Gherkin, Monster Pete & the Chiefs, Kennedy & the Body English and Mall Security, June 22 at the Los Gatos Outhouse; Dennis Quaid and the Sharks, June 22 at the Usual; Guided by Voices and Neal Hamburger, June 23 at the Cactus; Red Di, June 23 at Waves Smokehouse & Saloon; Eddie Palmieri, June 23 at the Icon Supperclub in Palo Alto; Pocket for Corduroy, Scared of Chaka and River City High, June 25 at the Cactus Club; Lon Lopez and the Booty Call, June 26 at Fuel; the Wallflowers and Minibar, June 26-28 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga; Kofy Brown, June 27 at Fuel; Radiohead, June 27 at Shoreline; Girlie Freak Show, June 28 at the Cactus; Lizzy Borden, July 14 at Palookaville in Santa Cruz; Insolence, July 19 at the Cactus; the Smithereens, July 29 at the Cactus; the Cult, Aug. 5 at the Warfield; Blink 182, Sept. 9 at Shoreline.

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From the June 21-27, 2001 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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