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F.u.z.z. will have their Tentacle CD-release party at the Ruby Room on Saturday, August 29. “Expect Tim Felton [Genius of Soul] to be sitting in on keys,” says the band, “plus some projected visuals, and we’ll be recording both audio and video for a later project.”

Hoping to combat the notion that hip-hop competition breeds violence, several locals banded together for a Best of Daygo City compilation. “We’re shooting for 99 percent exclusives, stuff that’s never been out before,” says Chris at On Fyre Entertainment. Contributors include Vokab Kompany, O.C.T./Outta-Control, James T. Powers (Clay Pigeons), Play B, Kitty, Shock G, Kayo, Young Mass, Parker and the Numberman (Pac 10), female rapper Vision, and Bucky Adams (who at this writing claims “40,904 CDs sold in the streets of S.D.”).

Other locals with new CDs due to drop in the next month include former Wild Weekend front woman Maren Parusel, Mark Stuart’s Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Northern Towns, Hotel St. George, and Anna Troy with a live album.

September will see new recordings from Switchfoot (Hello Hurricane) and Rosie Flores (Girl of the Country), as well as a tribute album, Forty-One Sixty: The Songs of the Shambles, featuring the Truckee Brothers, Marie Haddad, Anna Troy, the Sleepwalkers with Action Andy, the Lolas, Mod Fun, and the Kingpins.

Lil Uno’s latest hip-hop opus is due September 15, around the same time as singer-songwriter Steph Johnson’s new one, Mysterious Feminine.

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