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s Get your bingo on at the next Chronicle After Hours, Jan. 28, at Flipnotics with H-town lounge lizards the El Orbits, plus honky-tonkers Teri Joyce and Roger Wallace. 6pm.

s Whole Lotta Rodriguez: As From Dusk Till Dawn makes the rounds on HBO, Robert Rodriguez presents a night of Texican sabor Jan. 28 at Antone's, marking the DVD releases of Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Del Castillo Live and the CD launch of Mexico and Mariachis. Scheduled to appear are Del Castillo, Dusk rockers Tito & Tarantula, Rodriguez's sister Patricia Vonne, and his own band Chingon. Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

s Ladyfest Texas, Austin's annual celebration of all things femme, is now taking submissions of music, film, art, spoken word, and workshops for its 2004 festival, May 27-30. Deadline is Feb. 15; download entry forms at www.ladyfesttx.org.

s Someone tell me why: Guided by Voices canceled their La Zona Rosa date last Saturday due to frontman Bob Pollard's back injury the previous night in Houston. No word yet on a makeup date.

s Congratulations to Austin's Marcia Ball, W.C. Clark, James Cotton, Chris Layton, and "Kaz" Kazanoff on their 2003-04 W.C. Handy Blues Awards nominations. Winners will be announced April 29 at Memphis' Cook Convention Center.

s Big ups to Rank and Revue, who put on a hell of a first-anniversary bash at Room 710 last Friday. Sets by Honky, Grady, Amplified Heat, and New Orleans' Hazzard County Girls were almost as hot as the Kozikesque, boob-a-licious poster.

s Witness six years of Austin Music Awards metal/hard rock winners in one place Friday at the Parish when Pushmonkey, Human, and Powderburn test the upstairs club's support beams. 9pm doors.

s Locals Endochine have been tapped to open for angst-rock radio kings Staind Jan. 30 at Houston's Minute Maid Park. Other Austinites taking part in Space City's pre-Super Bowl festivities include the Gourds, Jesse Dayton, Asleep at the Wheel, and Vallejo.

s Lo and behold, the first ACL Fest '04 rumor has surfaced, and it's a doozy: the Pixies. If true, this should answer the burning question, "What does a mosh pit full of 35-year-olds look like?"

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