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Local Music Notebook: A Fan's Ashes

"Metal bands Behemoth and Dying Fetus both granted a late fan's dying wish by scattering his ashes during their recent live shows," NME notes.

"Loudwire reports that Behemoth frontman Adam Nergal Darski paid tribute to a deceased fan named Nick at the band's gig in Chicago on April 29.


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Polka Pow-Wow
"Polish Heritage Awareness Society is resurrecting a Polka Pow-Wow to continue bringing more awareness to Portage County's Polish roots in the hopes that younger generations will continue traditions," the Portage County Gazette reports.

"The Polka Pow-Wow is a two-day event that will celebrate 159 years of Polish Heritage in Portage County. It will run from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Moose Family Center, 1052 Second St. N., and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the Blue Top Banquet Hall in Rookies Sports Bar, 3425 Church St., Stevens Point . . .

"Two bands hailing from Chicago - Keith Stras & Polka Confetti and IPA Tribute Band - will provide music for continuous dancing on Saturday."

Here's Keith Stras & Polka Confetti:

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And the IPA Tribute Band:

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Chicago release news . . .
* Riotous Indignation Previews New Single Ahead Of June EP Release.

The single appears to be an exclusive (so far) to Metal Underground, so you'll have to click through to hear it.

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Blues notes . . .
* Chicago Bus Driver To Bring Blues To Zoo Bar.

Here's a recent Chicago Tonight feature on said bus driver, Toronzo Cannon.

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* Chicago's Smoking Aces To Visit Old Stomping Grounds.

Here's the Aces playing the Legacy two years ago.

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