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Hillbilly Nightmare CD-release party

With A Dozen Dead Roses and Science Fiction Idols. 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30, $6. At the Beachland Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Rd., 216-802-7234.


Hillbilly Nightmare's Dirt Rock Demons sounds exactly as nasty as you'd hope it would. The guys are from Michigan, but they talk and rock like Clevelanders in Disengage-style songs like album-opener "Drinking." The crusty rawk tune has the irresistible chorus, "Throw/One back/I'm ready for another." But we think maybe they stole that from Shakespeare.

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