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CARL Cleves from The Hottentots launches his CD The House is Empty at the Byron Community Centre this Saturday, September 22, at 8pm. Carl, a contemporary of Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and Paul Simon with whom he shared the stages of the London folk clubs during the folk boom, has since wandered the world, writing and performing. Carl will be joined by his Hottentot partner Parissa Bouas on vocals, Rick Fenn (10CC) on guitars and Thierry Fossemalle on double bass. Enrty is $18/15 from Or at the door.

THIS Saturday night, September 22, it'll be a night of swamp psychopop post-punk grunge garage guitar noise celebrating Stevo's and Dave's birthdays and the return of The Tendons (pictured) at the Lismore City Bowlo. Also featuring Slug and Brissie's Raygum Mortlock. The riffs start at 8pm and $2 gets you in.

PARTY it up with Samson Street at the Platinum Lounge in Lismore Workers Club next Tuesday, September 25. They'll knock your musical socks off with their funky grooves and lush melodies. Fronted by Ashlee Jarvis, Samson Street creates the big groove with the dynamic rhythm section of Jake Dominey on drums, Chris Tierney and the six-string feel of Matt Scott. It all happens from 7.30pm.

KATHRYN Jones will seduce you with her irresistable cheek, home-grown humour and raw emotion when she plays with the Jim Kelly Trio at the By The River Lounge this Sunday, September 23, from 3pm. With a voice that can delicately whisper or passionately wail, Kathryn will sing up foot-tappin' storm. It'll cost you $5.

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