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Weekend Checklist

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As the mercury drops, cabin fever climbs. And though commutes to this weekend's slew of top flight shows might be a little bracing and shivery, you're unlikely to see a more jam packed weekend between here and 2009. Between Friday and Saturday, concert goers have the unique chance to see two acts that did more to put our cities on the musical map than perhaps any other.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12

Heaxgon Bar

Gay Beast

Tender Meat

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The Blind shake

Slapping Purses

21+. Free. 9:00 P.M.

Triple Rock Social Club

Dillinger Four

In Defence

Thrash Compactor

Class of 86

All Ages. $10.00. 5:00 P.M.

Dillinger Four

The Holy Ghostriders

Strust & Shock

21+. $10.00. 9:00 P.M.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13

First Avenue Mainroom

Heiruspecs (CD Release show)

Big Quarters

Mayda

All ages. $10.00 advance/ $12.00 door. 6:00 P.M.

7th Street Entry

Heiruspecs CD Release Afterparty with:

Kanser

Lookbook

Guardians of Balance

Mike the 2600 King

18+. $5.00. 9:00 P.M.

Triple Rock Social Club

Big Business

Gay Witch Abortion

The Talkers

with an encore performance by The Melvins

21+. 9:00 P.M. $12.00

Nicademus Art

Broken Crow "Home for the Holidays" exhibit featuring:

John Grider

Mike Fitzsimmons

7:00 P.M.