08/10/06 Bands at Dr. Love’s

Cutline: Tupelo-based Choices Made promises a rocking straight-edge show at Dr. Love’s Bottomline Club on Senter Street Thursday.

Cutline: Metalheads Betrayal will headline Friday night’s show at Dr. Love’s. The show starts at 7 p.m.

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INFOBOX:

- These shows will rock Dr. Love’s Bottomline Club on Senter Street:

–Thursday, 8 p.m., $8

Choices Made

Alove for Enemies

Imperial

Common Yet Forbidden

Every New Day

–Friday, 7 p.m., $5

Betrayal

Upon the Pale Horse

Bombshell Testimony

Frail Destruction

HED: Music fans unite for two shows at Dr. Love’s this weekend

BY SHEENA BARNETT

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TUPELO – If you’re on Senter Street and feel an earthquake this weekend, have no fear – it’s just the bands rocking it out at Dr. Love’s Bottomline Club.

Two shows will rock Dr. Love’s with a straight-edge show tonight at 8 p.m. and a metal show Friday at 7 p.m.

Straight edge is a lifestyle that involves abstaining from alcohol, drugs or tobacco; some also abstain from promiscuous sex, caffeine and eating meats.

Dailey Evans, lead singer of the Tupelo-based Choices Made, said the band is “Christian hardcore metal.”

“It’s passionate, spirit-filled, straight-edge hardcore,” Evans said.

The band, made up of Dailey, Newman Evans on guitar, Tyler Anderson on bass and Warren Evans on drums, has been together since late 2005. Choices Made has recorded a demo, and will play gigs in Tupelo and Memphis in the coming weeks, Evans said.

The members of Choices Made hope the music they make will enlighten others.

“We hope it makes changes in people’s lives,” Evans said.

Betray this

Tupelo-based Betrayal is taking time off from taking over the world to rock Dr. Love’s Friday.

The band, with vocalist A.J. Dunsford, guitarists Skyler Collins and Malone, bassist Matt Davis and drummer Rob Holley, has been together about a year and a half, but they’re already making national noise.

Betrayal is a finalist in a national battle of the bands competition.

The band beat out more than 4,500 bands to place 16th in the overall competition, and was voted best in the Southeast. The guys will travel to Atlanta to continue to compete for the prize of a million-dollar record contract.

But for now, Betrayal is prepping for Friday’s show.

“Our live show is really energetic and intense. It’s very fast-paced; we’re a lot to watch,” Holley said.

Betrayal hopes to go into the studio at the end of the month to record its first album. The band will play at Dr. Love’s on Sept. 22 with ex-Misfits lead singer Michale Graves, Whole Wheat Bread and Killah Priest, and hope to have the album, as well as other merch, ready for that show.

Check out Betrayal on MySpace at www.myspace.com/betrayalrocks and Choices Made at www.myspace.com/choicesmade.