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All eyes on Her

Nearly a decade after Tupac Shakur's death, U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney has called for the government to release any records pertaining to the rapper, according to Allhiphop.com. McKinney wants the records to be a collection in the National Archives and for copies to reside in the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center in Stone Mountain.

Catfight!

Yeah, it's a been a while since the Catfight!/Helgas split CD. Way over a year now. Too long, actually, but some new Catfight! stuff is on the soundtrack to the movie Stomp, Shout and Scream. Like everyone and everything on the face of the Earth, the soundtrack now has its own dang MySpace.com page: www.myspace.com/stompshoutscreamsoundtrack. The handsomely packaged recording also includes music from the Woggles with contributions from Tiger! Tiger!, and more.

How Now, XM Cow

The long-standing, roots rockin' Cigar Store Indians are featured on XM Radio's X Country (XM 12) in a special broadcast available Fri., Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. and Sun., Nov. 20, at the very un-rock 'n' roll time of noon. If you'd rather see them play live (and at night), mosey on over to the Georgia Theatre in Athens for a benefit for the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia Tues., Nov. 29. Five cans of food and $5 gets ya in. The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia can be reached at 706-354-8191.

A Decade of X, 99X, That Is

The new 99X (Everything Alternative) Live X CD Recently and Relived was released Tues., Nov. 15. In addition to cover art by everybody's favorite alternative rocker Dave Matthews (yeah, right), the two-disc collection includes tracks from obscure local bands Indigo Girls and R.E.M. It's available at that quaint little mom 'n' pop retailer called Best Buy.

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