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Monday, October 5, 2009

Tonight's Live Picks!

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In the mood for funk? Metal? New-wave/ska? Choose your own adventure, tonight:---

Initially recorded on 16-track two-inch tape and later digitized, Charlie Hunter’s latest LP Baboon Strength owes much of its appeal to Erik Deutch’s 1970s Yamaha combo organ, Casiotone and Echoplex—an amazing instrument capable of extracting sounds both classic and cosmic. It helps that Deutch knows how to manipulate it so, perfectly complementing Hunter’s innovative genius on his signature seven-string guitar. And don’t forget Tony Mason, locking the whole shebang into a solid groove. Oh, it’s smooth. Hunter just recently emerged from the studio recording Strength’s follow-up with another all-star cast players including members of Jazz Passengers and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. Tonight, he’ll showcase his instrumental jazz/funk prowess with Terrence Higgins (Dirty Brass Band). Hunter makes complex arrangements appear easy. Rest assured, they’re not. All you have to do is sit back; enjoy the ride. The State Room, 638 S. State, p.m. Tickets: TheStateRoomSLC.com

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Slowtrain's Local Night continues with a special all-ages performance by Utah's own Palace of Buddies. These guys are on the rise and definitely live up to the buzz. Check them out, risk free at their free gig tonight. 7 p.m. 221 E. Broadway

Instrumental metal duo Cornered By Zombies prep for their O'Shuck's debut on Halloween with a raucous gig at Urban Lounge. They'll be opening for Sian Alice Group along with Mammoth (featuring members of Laserfang). 9 p.m. 241 S. 500 East

English "Mirror in the Bathroom" Beat headline The Depot. Get toasted with the best. 400 W. South Temple

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