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[whitespace] Raid the Grammys

Papa Roach gets nominated for two prestigious awards

By Sarah Quelland

PAPA ROACH has been nominated for two Grammy awards. The band is up against Shelby Lynne, Brad Paisley, Jill Scott and Sisquo in the Best New Artist category. The video for "Broken Home" is also a contender for Best Short Form Video; it is competing against Busta Rhymes' "Fire," Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly," Reba McEntire's "What Do You Say" and Will Smith's "Will2K." The band is also gearing up to release the third single from its more-than-double-platinum-selling debut, Infest. The band wrapped up filming for the video to "Between Angels and Insects" last week. In addition, P-Roach is preparing for its Raid the Nation U.S. tour, which is slated to begin in March once the guys return from Europe. Orgy and Alien Ant Farm (the first band signed to P-Roach's DreamWorks imprint New Noize) are said to be supporting. Alien Ant Farm is also playing this Friday (Jan. 12) with Relik and Fire Sermon at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz (tickets are $4-$5, doors are at 8:30pm and the show is 16+) and Tuesday (Jan. 16) with Reaction 31 and Down2None at the Cactus Club.

Guitarist Jerry Cantrell has certainly taken Swarm under his wing. After joining Swarm, one of San Francisco's premier rock bands, onstage at various Bay Area venues as a surprise guest, Cantrell handpicked the group to open for him at Slim's Friday (Jan. 12). Comes With the Fall also performs. Cantrell's been busy in the city lately. He performed with bassist Rob Trujillo (Ozzy Osbourne), drummer Mike Bordin (Faith No More) and second guitarist Brian Kehoe (M.I.R.V.) using the name Mumblepig at a recent benefit for the Lifebeat Organization. With all this activity in the Cantrell camp and the release of the Alice in Chains Live album, this show is sure to sell out fast. Tickets are $12 and available through BASS. The concert is all-ages and doors open at 8:30pm.

Agenda Lounge is hosting Santa's Boyfriend on Tuesday (Jan. 16). The band features Sting's son, Joe Sumner, on guitar and has been described as "early Police meets Radiohead." Tickets are $8. ... The club is also holding its five-year-anniversary party next Friday (Jan. 19). Invitations are available at the club. The event, which starts at 5pm, will include an open bar and complimentary food and feature a performance by Kofy Brown from 7 to 10pm. DJ Rated R will spin following her show. Dress is semiformal, so wear something nice to get in the door. ... Agenda is making some changes near the end of January as well. According to Jacek Rosicki, the club will start concentrating on booking headlining acts upstairs and shy away from the less-established performers. The cellar will start focusing on mellow rock, roots and rockabilly acts on weekdays, and Fridays and Saturdays will showcase straight-ahead jazz. ... Agenda will also host Engender, a benefit for the Global Fund for Women, starting Jan. 27. The monthly event will be held the last Saturday of each month and feature female house DJs from the Bay Area. The first event, 10pm-2am, features DJs Tracy and Liz. Proceeds from the $7 tickets go toward the organization, which raises awareness of global women's rights issues. ... Rosicki also announced that his new club, the Icon (an upscale supper club located in the space formerly occupied by rock club the Edge in Palo Alto), should celebrate its grand opening in early February.

KSCU (FM-103.3) will be off the air to make repairs for an indeterminite period of time. The college radio station is requesting donations. Call 408.554.4414 for more information.

PLAN AHEAD: Souls of Mischief, Major Liegue and the Basics, Jan. 11 at the Usual; 2001: A Rock Odyssey with Slow Gherkin, Pirate All-Stars and Short Round, Jan. 13 at the Fishbowl in Sunnyvale; Krenshaw, Divided, Fuse and Downside, Jan. 13 at the Usual; Willie's Conception, Setacide, the Blue, Major Liegue, San Resina and Ragweed, Jan. 13 at the Cactus; Breach, Aftermange, Dilemma, Careworn and 26mph, Jan. 14 at 5pm at the Cactus; Downside, Spiritual Eclipse, Becoming, Dust to Dust and Under a Dying Sun, Jan. 14 at 9pm at the Cactus; Santa's Boyfriend, Jan. 18 at the Catalyst; Triple Seven, the Skirts and Daycare, Jan. 18 at the Usual; Skinlab, the Blue and Unjust, Jan. 18 at the Cactus Club; SnoCore Icicle Ball with Galactic, Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Lake Trout, Jan. 19 at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium; Samiam, Wunder Years and Touched by a Janitor, Jan. 20 at the Cactus.

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From the January 11-17, 2001 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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