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Persuading fighting band members to stick out a tour apparently takes more than aggression, as area metalheads Aggressive Persuasion (apband.com) recently learned. The group lost drummer Rich Valdez just before they were to go on at The Starlight in Fort Collins a few weeks back. Rumor has it that the drummer from tourmates Son of Man is doubling his stage time to fill in. ... On Tuesday, July 19 Sabine Kortals of the Da Vinci Quartet sadly announced the chamber group's decision to disband. "In the world of chamber ensembles, 24 consecutive seasons is a very successful run. We have no regrets," says first violinist Jerilyn Jorgensen.

Images of Eden usually include snakes, apples and sexy fig leaf G-strings, not Colorado Springs and certainly not a former Village Inn. Though an official date hasn't been set, manager Rodrigo Streliaev expects Eden, a new downtown nightclub at 215 E. Pikes Peak Ave., to be in business by mid-August. Snazzy, DJ-laden "higher-level environments" eventually will contain five separate bars, a dance floor and a tapas menu. The owners are outsourcing the entertainment details to experts from NYC and beyond. We imagine you'll need more than a fig leaf to get in.

The Leechpit (leechpit.com), downtown distributor of coolness, currently is accepting submissions for its third sampler CD featuring local and southern Colorado bands. Owner Adam Leech also is looking to round up recording dough by selling ad space within the CD booklet to local businesses. The samplers will be sold at the aforementioned businesses and at the LoCO Showcase, a veritable fiesta of area bands to be held sometime in September. The tasty audio tidbit will be selling for whatever you can scrape up; donations benefit School District 11's music and arts programs. Bands should submit their CDs by July 31 to the Leechpit, 708 N. Weber St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Local biz folks who'd like to place an ad, call the Pit at 634-DORK.

Jack Quinn's regulars Big Paddy have released their latest album, A Terrible Thirst, for all your table-poundin', whiskey-drinkin' Irish melodies. Find it at their Saturday night shows (21 S. Tejon St.), fer fook's sake.

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