Music notes

“These are the best four songs we wrote in the year and a half after Chris [Gerdin] (the drummer) got back in the band—each song has a story and a deeper meaning for all of us. The songs represent our views on the relevant issues of this modern life,” said Delusions of Grandeur frontman, Evan Colletti, of his band’s new CD. The CD will be released 10 p.m. Jan. 30 at Cantina Los Tres Hombres in Sparks. Visit www.delusionsofgrandeur.net. … The Spotlight Syndicate has been getting very good press lately via the Web. Check out their interviews at upbeetmusic.com and ampmagazine.com. Pinktarantulas.com made TSS their band of the month. Also, The Spotlight Syndicate’s keyboardist, Carolyn, arrived safely in Spain on Jan. 9. She will be there attending school until May 20. So feel free to send her an e-mail via the band’s Web site, www.thespotlightsyndicate.com, and make her day happy.