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2006-07-22 18:12:29

By Antony Bruno and Ray Waddell LOS ANGELES/NASHVILLE (Billboard) - It's 9 p.m. at The Gig in Hollywood and a crowd of L.A. hipsters is trickling in to catch the evening's act. The bar itself is just one of several live music venues scattered throughout the city that caters to emerging artists hungry for a stage -- however small -- to hone their skills and attract a following. Attendance tonight is sparse, maybe 30 patrons hang on the bar or linger on the beer-stained dancefloor....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.