Them's the brakes

It was announced on March 14 that the fifth annual Heritage Biker Rally & Festival at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson has officially been canceled. The event was to feature several concerts over the week of April 14-21 by Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, the Marshall Tucker Band, Montgomery Gentry, REO Speedwagon, and other acts. Organizer David Harvey pulled the plug after running into trouble securing insurance. Local rock station Q104.5, a major sponsor, ain't too pleased (see www.q1045.com). See www.heritagemotorcyclerally.com for more.

Local X: Done?

Local X host Amy Hutto recently announced the possibility of the weekly three-hour local music show on 98X (which is approaching a two-year anniversary) getting the big chop. According to Hutto, the execs at the station have other plans for the time slot: "The farewell Local X show was initially Sun. March 25, but I'm not sure what the upper management has planned," she told City Paper last week. Operations manager/program director Mike Allen announced, "In regards to the cencellation, the station is in the process of re-imaging that particular piece of programming and I trust that the listeners will be happy when they hear the new roll-out.' We'll keep you posted on any other news we get ... and, hopefully, we'll get more answers this week." Hutto and the Local X crew urge listeners to show support by sending e-mails to SaveLocalX@hotmail.com. See www.myspace.com/localx for more.

Cats' New Wheels

Galen Hudson of Cat's Music and Monster Music & Movies sent us snazzy pics of their bad new automobile -- a Scion XB decorated with Cat's and Monster graphics. "We're using it as a co-op 'vehicle' for the record labels -- they can purchase advertising on it, and we will be displaying CD graphics on it from time to time," he says. See www.catsmusic.com, www.myspace.com/monstermusicandmovies, and the post on the City Paper's CP Blog online for more.

Local Blend 2007

The third annual Local Blend free music series at the Charleston County Library Auditorium continues this week. The lineup features Bill Carson, A Decent Animal, Aaron Levy, Todd Steed & The Sons of Sphere, Frank Carlier, Lindsay Holler & The Dirty Kids, Moonless Moth, Run Dan Run, and Papa Robbie. Check more info in this week's Music Board and at www.ccpl.org, or call 805-6842. --T. Ballard Lesemann


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