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Dropping the Veil

In the sad but true department, Veil, one of the most exciting original heavy-music acts in our town -- and also, one of the more visually enticing -- is calling it quits. That's decidedly to our loss. Veil, including member Johnnie Cambridge, above, has been a provocative, tuneful and flamboyant part of the original music scene for several years now.

Happily, the band has scheduled one last hurrah. On Oct. 30, Veil will headline "Dead Before Dawn," its aptly titled last waltz, which will also feature performances by Darkling, Mad Yellow Sun and As Summer Dies. The show begins at 10 p.m. 18 and over will be admitted for $5 at the door.

Veil will be missed.

In the round

"Songwriters in the Round," based on a tradition born at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, comes north for an evening inside the Sportsman's Tavern, 326 Amherst St., at 9 p.m. Thursday. Performing will be transplanted Buffalonian Phil Dillon, who has spent his time since leaving our city in 1994 writing, producing and doing plenty of session work in Nashville. Dillon will be joined by Doug Yeomans, Willie Schoellkopf and Bob Campbell for an evening of alternating songs and stories. Tom Stahl will open the show. Call Sessions Studios at 447-1508 for more information.

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