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Friday, March 27, 2009

Atlanta Rollergirls bring the Blood, Sweat and Fishnet Saturday

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After a sold-out doubleheader last month, the Atlanta Rollergirls bring their girl-on-girl roller derby action back to the Shrine Center this Saturday for Blood, Sweat and Fishnet, the season's second dual bout. The first round features the Denim Demons, a team that owes its entire existence to the punk-tinged thrash of the humorously homoerotic Norwegian band known as Turbonegro. The Demons take on the Japanese-themed Sake Tuyas. Thisis the first bout of the season the Atlanta teams, both of which will also be debuting new skaters.

Following an intermission, the second bout pits the Atlanta Rumble Bs (the league's b-team, which is sort of a junior varsity version of Atlanta's Dirty South Derby Girls all-star team) against the New Jax City Rollers from Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville's derby girls have a reputation for their hardcore roughness, but the Rumble Bs are some of Atlanta's best skaters who can take a hit as well as they can give one.

Ticket holders who wear a Clap Your Hands Say Yeah shirt will be eligible to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to an exclusive performance by the band at the Loft on April 20. And if you care to keep the party going after the bouts are over, you can join the Rollergirls at their afterparty at Graveyard Tavern in East Atlanta.

Sat. March 28, 5 and 7 p.m. $12-$20. Yaarab Shrine Center, 400 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-872-5818. www.atlantarollergirls.com.

(Photo courtesy Atlanta Rollergirls)

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