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The Dave connections don't end there. The Wrinkleneck Mules, primarily known as a bluegrass outfit, take up a more Southern rock/Americana tone on their so-far untitled, 15-track, May release, recorded at Dave Matthews' private studio, Haunted Hollow. With production headed up by DMB vet Chris Kress, look for a special appearance by indie idol Will Oldham, also known as Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Keep up with the Mules at www.wrinkleneckmules.com.

Richmond's hard-rocking RPG is fresh off its March showcase performances at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, and are gearing up for a West Coast tour beginning April 21 in support of "Fulltime," the band's 13-song CD. It includes the DVD "High Performance," directed by Virginia Commonwealth University faculty member Matt Flowers. Flowers made a reputation for his work on Richmond's Lamb of God videos. RPG is also working with BMI Distribution and cable TV's A&E channel in an effort to license the band's music for upcoming A&E programs. For news and merch, visit www.rpgva.com.

Roots/jam/classic/southern-rock band cum traveling musical carnival Sin City Revival is a rolling stone picking up speed. SCR released a self-titled EP in 2004 and has gathered no moss since, attracting a loyal following in the Richmond area. The seven-piece outfit, complete with female-backing-vocal section and new drummer, will hit the Alley Katz stage April 22 to celebrate the release of its new CD. In February SCR played the Richmond Roots Revival local music series (www.richmondrootsrevival.com), which was taped for a television feature to run on the local Fox television affiliate. Hear clips from songs to appear on Sin City's upcoming album at www.sincityrevival.com.

One of Richmond's longstanding singer/songwriters, Page Wilson, has a double anniversary in 2005. This marks the 30th year that Wilson has been making a living from music, and the 10th year that his "Purebred American Mongrel Music" radio show, "The Out O' The Blue Radio Revue" has been aired on WCVE 88.9-FM. Page plays regularly at such area venues as Ashland Coffee & Tea, Shenanigans and Poe's Pub, as well as nearly every local festival, from the Shockoe Tomato to the Pocahontas State Park Concert Series. Find out when and where to see Page at www.pagewilson.com.

— Jeff Sadler, Alyssa Holtgrewe, and Jay Smack of Studio B.



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