By Randy Harward
The new, improved SLUG Sabbathon: No daytime entrance into dirty, 21-and-over clubs for pre-pubes, no 45-minute sets from West Valley heshers, no Taco Time next door. It’s still tough to know whether to thank Angela Brown for spiffying up her mag’s annual charity concert or pine for the old days. Nostalgia sez the latter, but the former ain’t bad. It means shorter sets by better bands (best lineup ever: Dirty Birds, Thunderfist, The Downers, Red Bennies, Magstatic, y mas!), better facilities with more grub choices and a different worthy cause each year (Sabbathon 2002’s beneficiary is the Shundahai Network, for a nuclear-free Great Basin). And boozers can bring a cooler of their own swill for only 10 bucks cheap! Sunday, Sept. 15 @ The Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, 535-6110, 1-10 p.m.