By Jamie Gadette
Posted 12/20/2007
Friday 12.21

Hats off to SLUG Magazine for putting together another daring collection of never-before-released material by local bands. This year’s addition manages to outdo the first and second installments by narrowing the compilation’s focus. Where Death By Salt Vol. I and Vol. II featured somewhat schizophrenic track listings (a hardcore band followed by mellow indie rock and hip-hop), DBS Vol. III includes just 10 artists, all of whom are considered, for lack of a better term, rock bands. This loud and proud collection marks the first of several genre-specific DBS albums to be released on a quarterly basis, so now everyone can stop complaining about waiting every two years for new tunes. The only potential downside to this break from the norm? Listeners either need to be high-tech, low-tech or both-but not in-between. DBS Vol. 3 is available only on vinyl, with a downloadable digital version available with purchase. Whether you dig the switch or not, there’s not much to dislike about tonight’s all-ages release party featuring The Furs, Eagle Twin and Terrance DH. Big kid release party to follow on Saturday. Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 7:30 p.m. All-ages. Info: