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Cigarette companies get crafty

No doubt some of the more popular tents at rock festivals are the ones where ticket holders can get inked up. The organizers of Tattoo the Earth must've figured this out long ago. For their tour, which struts into Pasadena this weekend, they've cut out the wheat-germ parlors, the KISS makeup tents, the handwoven basket booths and the sissy bands, favoring instead a pure binary blast. Nothing but tattoo stands and hardcore bands. Some of the performers include rap-metalheads Slipknot, death metal originators Slayer, porn-rockers Nashville Pussy and others, Sevendust, Sepultura and [hed] PE. Presented by yours truly, the Houston Press, Tattoo the Earth takes place Saturday, August 5, at the Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds, 7902 Fairmont Parkway. Gates open at noon, and shows begin at 1 p.m. For more information, call (713)629-3700.

He's got a new band, new old sound and an upcoming CD. Jesse Dayton will be breaking in his brand-spankin' latest Saturday, August 5, at the Fabulous Satellite Lounge, 3616 Washington. For more information, call (713)869-COOL.

Best Folk

Apologies go out to McGonigel's Mucky Duck, voted best folk venue in this year's Houston Press Music Awards. We failed to mention the category in last week's winners issue. For the record, the Mucky Duck takes home this prize just about every year. Warm and intimate, the Duck regularly brings to town marquee acts like Kelly Willis, Alejandro Escovedo and Don Walser, folk who could easily pack places twice the club's size. The Duck also keeps yokels happy by often inviting to the stage Houston standbys like Jack Saunders and Sisters Morales. The Mucky Duck is clean and friendly and everything a folk venue and its clientele should be, especially respectful of and attentive to the musicians.

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