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SuperBoot DVD Release Party at Alley Katz

Apparently it's no longer enough just to put out a CD. Rock has adopted the technology of the 21st century, but SuperBoot's new album thankfully embraces the lessons of yesteryear with a heap of buzzing guitar, rolling drum work and some spacey distortion that harkens back to an easier millennium. So the new album sounds good, and with a life on DVD, we'll see if it looks good, too. SuperBoot plays March 18 with No One's Neighbor and evenout, starting at 9 p.m. $5. 643-2816.

Improvisational Instrumentation at Art6

"What kind of wacky performance art piece is monopolizing the valuable musical real estate of the Set List this time?" you probably aren't asking yourself. Improvisational Instrumentation is Shelley Burgon on the pedal harp and Trevor Dunn, who's played with the deliciously weird Mr. Bungle and Fantomas, on contrabass. The New York acoustic duo make chamber music, sort of — stuff that is composed, stuff that is totally improvisational. They rely on the subtlety of their instruments to find melodies, to chart courses through delicate aural frameworks, and then, because it's still weird enough to be performed in an art gallery, they might bang away on their strings with mallets and rods. Music as art is still prime real estate, after all. And Richmond's own avant-gardists Darius Jones and Marty McCavitt open under the name Birds in the Meadow. The show starts March 20 at 4:30 p.m. $5. 343-1406.

The Carburetors at Poe's Pub

For being such a blue-collar symbol, "carburetor" is an awfully complicated word to spell. Now, the band, interestingly enough, is sort of the same. Its members would have you believe it's all PBR and alt-country, but The Carburetors make noise with skill, humor and, I dare say, a little class. Not to be confused with a Norwegian metal band of the same name, these guys play American driving-down-the-road music, good like bluegrass, poorly behaved like rockabilly. The show starts March 18 at 9:30 p.m. $5. 648-2120. For fun, check out and then go to to see just how inspiring that complicated word can be for eager

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