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Local musicians wailin’ as gas costs make getting to gigs tough

For the last seven summers, the Ventura-based band Army of Freshmen has hit the road in an RV to showcase its energetic pop-rock sound at clubs, festivals and fairs throughout the United States. Over the years, the band built a strong following, with loyal fans flocking to multiple shows. But as gas prices surged past $4 earlier this summer, the band downsized its tour to three weeks and ditched the RV for a van. Worse yet, said band leader Chris Jay, fans only bought tickets to one show, unwilling to drive a few hours to see another. For the full story visit www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/aug/07/fuel-pump-blues/

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