Veteran skate-punk/surf-rock trio Agent Orange are set to headline a big gig at Cumberland’s this Thurs. Nov. 1 with support from old-school punk enthusiasts Libyan Hit Squad. Name-dropped as an influence by modern-day pop-punk bands, founding member and singer/guitarist Mike Palm, drummer Dusty Watson, and bassist Perry Giordano hit town in support of new “best of” compilation titled This, That & The Other Thing. Visit for the latest.


The City Paper is updating our extensive online directory of musical acts. The 2007 Music Directory offers a comprehensive guide to the local band scene with a descriptive list of performers with contact and website information. After a redesign by City Paper web editor Josh Curry, the directory allows the music department to more easily adjust and update vital information from week to week. Check it out at Contact the music desk by e-mail at with additions or adjustments.


Local vocalists and songwriters Jamie Resch and Lindsay Holler have solidified the lineup for this year’s Holy City Cold Heart Revival — an all-night event featuring some of the region’s finest original alt-country, folk-pop, and Americana acts. The gig takes place at the Pour House starting at 6 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 10 with performances from N.C. singer Caitlin Cary, Athens, Ga., folk-pop group Hope For A Golden Summer, N.Y.C. Americana vets The Silos, Holler and her band The Dirty Kids, Resch and her band Kentucky Shoes, N.Y.C. group Runaway Dorothy, and uke/jug band the V-Tones. Visit for more info.


The Kopaja Trio — comprised of Nathan Koci on accordion, horn, and Wurlitzer; Kevin Hamilton on bass; and Ron Wiltrout on drums and percussion — have enjoyed a weekly gig at Cordavi (14 N. Market St., 577-0090) all year, but things came to a stop this week as the venue planned to shut down. “For those of you who have joined us on many a Wednesday evening, we thank you,” says Koci. “We’ll still be around as a trio, and sometimes as a quintet, and will be on the lookout for a new venue.” All three members are active in the local New Music Collective ( —T. Ballard Lesemann