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Rockers 11:1 will celebrate the release of their debut CD, "Chemistry, Rock and Zenflow," Dec. 17 at the civic center in Petersburg. This year has been an eventful one for 11:1 in light of their new partnership with sponsor Bud Light and the addition of guitarist Jim Slagle, formerly of Solid Gold Fishbowl and Jimmee Janksta. www.eleventoone.net

Melodic indie rocker Brice Woodall recently competed before a panel of 12 judges, including representatives from Billboard, BMI, Rolling Stone and Spin magazines, at the Northeast region of the Independent Music World Series held in October by Disc Makers at the Knitting Factory in New York City. At the end of the night, Woodall, backed by Steve Barber and Rich Stine (most recently of Fighting Gravity), took home first place (out of more than 1,000 bands) and over $35,000 in gear and prizes. With that notch under his belt, Woodall is currently recording a new album at Jesus on the Freezer Studios with Barber and Stine. Visit www.bwpmusic.com for more info on Woodall.

Terry Garland has been playing his unique Virginia blues in three cities in Belgium. He'll be back in Virginia for New Year's Eve, performing at First Night Fredericksburg, then at Richmond's Shenanigans on Jan. 21. For more info, go to www.terrygarland.com.

Rocket Queen, Richmond's Guns N' Roses tribute band, recently dissolved onstage at the Canal Club in a whirl of epithets, and now frontman Chris Brown, the artist formerly known as Blaxl Rose, is singing with Richmond's AC/DC tribute band Sin City.

Meanwhile over on Broad Street, Miguel Urbiztondo, co-owner of Sound of Music Studios, reports they've been busy with several projects of local and international note, including a new Gaskets (www.thegaskets.com) album featuring "lots of guest appearances." Belgian band Mint has wrapped a recording that will be released in Europe with U.S. distribution in the works. Based on their blog pics (www.mint-o-matic.nu), these post-rockers are well-liked by the ladies. Local power-pop band The Rachel Nevadas (www.therachelnevadas.com) have been working on an EP with hints of "The Who/Kinks/Beatles," says Urbiztondo. Craig Harmon is working on a project called "Club Americana" with big names from Nashville, L.A. and Richmond, including Caitlyn Cary (Whiskeytown), David Immergl´┐Żck (Counting Crows), Armistead Wellford (Love Tractor), Johnny Hott (House of Freaks) and Jansen Press (everyone in Nashville). — by Jeff Sadler, Alyssa Holtgrewe and Jay Smack of Studio B

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