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Bodies in rest and Motion

Power-pop/punk outfit Motion City Soundtrack, hailing from Minneapolis, is in the midst of a national tour supporting a third release on the renowned Epitaph label, "Even if it Kills Me." If you dig Fall Out Boy, Blink-182 or even the punkier side of Angels and Airwaves, odds are in favor of you digging this record, and by extension, digging the band's set Saturday evening inside the Town Ballroom.

Motion City Soundtrack will share the stage with Mae, Anberlin and Metro Station. The gig kicks off at 6 p.m. Tickets are $24 and can be found at the door Saturday evening or through


Cuts like a knife

Here's one you probably don't want to miss.

Buffalo's own Juliet Dagger toured Japan with that country's avant-pop princesses, Shonen Knife. The two bands became buds in the process, collaborated together and hatched a plan for a follow-up tour -- dubbed "The Knife and Dagger Tour," naturally. Both bands have new platters in the shops and out there in the digital atmosphere for your perusal and pleasure -- the Daggers on Good Charamel, with the Robby Takac-produced "Hi-Ya," the Shonen lasses with their Glue Factory Records effort "Genki Shock."

The bands will team up for a giggle-fest inside the Town Ballroom, as part of the bill including Dinosaur Jr. (See the Tell Me on Page 2 for more on Dinosaur Jr.) Find tickets through or the Town Ballroom box office.


Gig picks

Chaimara, Divine Heresy, Kataklysm and Terror will live up to the aggression suggested by their band names at 7 p.m. Saturday in Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Williamsville. Tickets are $15 advance, $18 on the day of the show, and can be found at the Club Infinity box office or through

On Wednesday, Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St., hosts the CD release party for More Than Me's new effort, beginning at 8 p.m. The band will be joined by guests Hooked On Tonics and Andy Mac. At 11 p.m., the Nietzsche's stage will be turned over to surf/rockabilly outfit the Jack Freeze Turkey Trot. Admission for the late show at Nietzsche's is free. Call 886-8539 for additional info on these two shows.

Spend Thanksgiving eve at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., catching a twin bill featuring the Old Sweethearts and Johnny Nobody. The show starts at 10 p.m., and admission is $5 at the door.


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