SILLIES BUSINESS

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Another reunion show hits this week, as the Sillies celebrate their 30th anniversary on Friday, Aug. 10th at the Ritz in Warren. Only leader-singer-guitarist Ben Waugh and guitarist Tommy Kilowatt remain from the original unit that was sorta Bookies' "house band" three decades ago (Waugh -- ne Scott Campbell -- was co-founder of the legendary local punk venue), with three of the original members (including Steve Sortor, one of this city's best rock drummers ever) now deceased. The current lineup also includes Victor Badia and Pat Boland. Jimmie Bones -- who's Kid Rock's keyboardist these days -- is flying back from a gig with Bob in Vegas to play with the Sillies. The show will also feature former Roommates lead singer Beaux Mitchell now Minetola (who appears to be part of a Jesus rock duo called BloodScrubbed with her husband these days, if the website I saw is accurate). The show's sponsored by WRIF-FM, and Waugh e-mails that Doug Podell is hosting (but he could be kidding as well. Who knows?)

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