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Before We Go: News on Girl In a Coma, Willie D, Live Nation, Nameless Sound, Golden Cities and More

Before heading to

Fitzgerald's

tonight,

Girl In a Coma
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had to make a little pit stop: a courtroom in downtown Houston, where the band's Jenn Alva and Nina Diaz had

a preliminary hearing for the felony assault on a peace officer charges

stemming from the

late-night brawl at Chances back in March

. However the case turns out, GIAC's brand-new

Trio B.C.is an excellent album

. As you no doubt have heard, Willie D of the Geto Boys has a few legal issues of his own. He was finally able to bond out of jail

Wednesday

, but was

indicted on 15 counts of wire fraud today

. Don't miss one of Houston's fastest-rising indie bands,

Ghost Mountain

, live on

KTRU'sThe Local Show

tonight at 8 p.m.

Singer-songwriter

Gretchen Peters

(above), author of Martina McBride's "Independence Day" and Faith Hill's "The Secret of Life," lingers in League City July 19 for the San Benave Concert Series' monthly installment. More information at

www.sanbenaveconcerts.com

, but if you talk, they

will

kick you out.


Live Nation's roll-out of "No-Fee Wednesdays" went pretty well - the company reported a 500 percent spike in business last week. Even though not everyone is biting - "The problem is concertgoing is no longer a regular ritual for most of the public, it's something they do at most once a year, which they overpay for," said online music-biz watchdog

Bob Lefsetz

- the concert-promoting giant is once again offering tickets

sans

service fee all day Wednesday at

www.livenation.com

. Only for shows at Live Nation-owned amphitheaters such as the

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

, though. The Summer session of Nameless Sound's Creative Music Classes for Young People" begins June 16. All classes, offered for youth from kindergarten through eighth grade, are free of charge. See

www.namelesssound.org

for more. Keep up with volume-abled Houston post-rockers

Golden Cities

' very first tour ever on the band's

"Space Rock from Space City" blog

. They've already seen "a car literally turning across three lanes of traffic & crash into a barricade, with the driver walking away from a completely totaled car" in Atlanta. Stay safe, guys.

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