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Legendary NC Rock Band "Arrogance" to Play Metrobravo! Party Thursday, September 27

Raleigh, NC, September 27, 2007 --( Arrogance, the original rock band once called “the fountainhead of North Carolina Music (News & Observer) and who Gaff Music says “paved the way for just about every successful ‘80s and ‘90s rock act south of the Mason-Dixon” will come together again to entertain the crowd at the First Annual MetroBravo! Party to be held this Thursday, September 27, at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.

The Party will bring together Metro’s Magazine’s 2007 “Best Of” readers’ poll award winners, their fans and everyone who wants to meet and mingle with them. The Proclivities are one of those winners; they received the “Standing Ovation’ award for Best Local Band in the Triangle this year.

The gala celebration will begin at 6 p.m. For the price of admission, guests are granted access to exhibition booths for free samples of food, beverages, services and special gifts. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the United Arts Foundation of Raleigh and Wake County (

Now Gaff Music recording artists, Arrogance began in a dorm in Chapel Hill in 1969 when Robert Kirkland and Don Dixon, freshmen at the university, began singing together. They were soon joined by Marty Stout, Scott Davison, and Rod Abernethy, and regularly played the best clubs in the Triangle at the time, including The Pier, Cat’s Cradle, and The Town Hall, among others. They came close to the edge of national fame, but the legacy they left on the music scene in North Carolina endures. For more information on the band, its recordings and additional performances, visit

The Dune Dogs (“country-fried swamp’n’roll”) and The Proclivities (indie rock) will also take the stage that night.

Tickets are $35 general admission, $75 VIP and are on sale through Ticketmaster ( and Metro Magazine ( Corporate tables, with catering by the area's top chefs, are also available. Call Katie Poole at 919-831-0999 for reservations and additional sponsorship opportunities.

Metro Magazine, established in 1999, is a 40,000 circulation monthly, four-color city/regional publication serving Raleigh, the Research Triangle and Eastern North Carolina.

For more information on the MetroBravo! Awards, the first annual MetroBravo! Party, and for a complete list of the 2007 winners, call 919-831-0999 or visit

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