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Music Picks Sept. 27-Oct. 3 

Live: Prize Country, School Of Rock: Motown, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

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Thursday 9.27

PRIZE COUNTRY
For some, the term “underground” infers a certain level of obscurity and exclusivity—especially when it comes to music. Off-the-radar bands too often scoff at mainstream success, keeping their kick-ass sounds close to home so they don’t sell out, or whatever. But local label Exigent Records wants its diverse roster to blow up and, God willing, take over this mediocre Maroon Fall Out Gym Class Zeroes world. You’re probably familiar with at least a few of Exigent’s Salt Lake City standouts—Gaza, Novelists, Xur, Glacial, Cosm—but do you know Prize Country? The Portland-based minimalist post-punks are a tight fistful of controlled aggression and nervous energy, with vocals long ago dragged down a rusty cheese grater and guitars circling like rabid vultures. Lottery of Recognition (2007) is good, so it probably won’t win a Grammy. It will, however, get you through another year of bullshit. Spread the word. Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 726 S. State, 10 p.m. Info: 521-0572 (with Loom)

ERIN BODE & THEMBA GIRLS GROUP
“Everybody should have the right to choose what they do with their lives,” Erin Bode says. Pretty straightforward statement but not always an easy principle to put into practice. That’s why the St. Louis folk/jazz singer traveled to South Africa for an intense meet, greet and jam session with the Themba Girls Group, a choir whose members share with Bode their Lutheran faith but who lack basic opportunities to pursue individual life goals. Together, they recorded an album of powerful Zulu sacred songs and American hymns, directing proceeds from each CD sold to further the girls’ education. Rejoice with them tonight, give thanks for all you have and help raise funds to build an orphan support center and performing arts center in their hometown.
Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, 7:30 p.m. All-ages. Tickets: 355-2787

Also Thursday: Rosalie Sorrels
(Ken Sanders Rare Books); Accidente (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Steve Sullivan & The Six Shooters (Hog Wallow Pub)

Friday 9.28
SCHOOL OF ROCK: MOTOWN
It can’t be easy for sweet young things to channel Motown, for while Marvin Gaye and The Supremes’ greatest hits might sound innocent there’s a certain level of, um, experience that propels their romantic content. Then again, School of Rock students ages 7 to 17 have done some sweet impressions of sexy rock stars Led Zeppelin and tackled metal icons Black Sabbath on previous occasions, so it’s likely they’ve learned to swivel their hips and sing from the heart like Diana Ross and Otis Redding. Decide for yourself tonight when the kids perform soul grooves from the ’60s and ’70s. Mo’s Neighborhood Grill, 358 S. West Temple, 7 p.m. All-ages. Tickets: 413-2894

EVERTON BLENDER
Want to see great reggae in Utah? Hitch a ride up the mountain. Sure, it’s 30 minutes both ways from your comfortable Salt Lake City home, but Park City is a hell of a lot closer than Jamaica, and some day, you’ll kick yourself for missing Steel Pulse, Gregory Isaacs, various Marley offspring and, tonight, Everton Blender. Think about it: the roads are still dry, the air crisp and leaves are the perfect shades of fall. Plus, Blender’s smooth, steamy dance-hall riddims and uplifting anthems recapture the smooth, steamy days of last week’s summer. Or you can stay home and watch Rock of Love. Up to you. Suede, 1612 Ute Blvd., Park City, 9:30 p.m. Tickets: 800-888-8499, SmithsTix.com

Also Friday: The Cave Singers (Kilby Court—read article); Smashing Pumpkins (McKay Events Center, Orem); Lion Fish Trio (Tin Angel Cafe); Robert Earl Keen (The Depot); Spleen (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Cornbread Eating Championships/Crandall Canyon Mine Benefit: Pink Lightnin’ (Pat’s BBQ); James Shook (Bar Deluxe); The Wolfs (Hard Rock Cafe); I Am the Ocean, Clifton (Broken Record); Jake Drieir Band (Brewskis, Ogden); The Desert Drifters (Spur Bar, Park City)

Saturday 9.29
Jinga Boa (Tin Angel Cafe); Redman (Bogey’s); Top Dead Celebrity, Subrosa (Bar Deluxe); The Soul Survivors (The Depot); The Brobecks (Avalon); Fishnet Stalkers (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Good Morning Maxfield (Velour, Provo); The Detonators (Spur Bar, Park City)

Sunday 9.30
Steady Ground (Burt’s Tiki Lounge); Buddy Miles (Suede, Park City)

Monday 10.1
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HOLLY GOLIGHTLY & THE BROKEOFFS

You might recall British artist Holly Golightly for loving Jack White “like a little brother” on the White Stripes’ 2003 release Elephant. Or maybe you dig anything related to Billy Childish and so stumbled onto his Golightly-fronted girl group Thee Headcoatees during their ’90s reign. Perhaps the name only conjures brilliant images of a quirky Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, an association that’s not entirely off. Like Hepburn’s character, Golightly’s work is sweet but offbeat and completely appealing. She’s applied her honey-laced vocals to myriad works including garage-rock, sultry jazz and country/folk—the latter of which drives her latest album You Can’t Buy a Gun When You’re Crying (don’t know, haven’t tried it), a long-awaited collaboration with “Lawyer Dave.” Crisp and spare, her voice implies just enough not-quite-right qualities to keep things interesting. Jim Morrison got it wrong: The strange ones are easy to remember.
Kilby Court, 741 S. 330 West, 7 p.m. All-ages. Tickets: 24Tix.com

Also Monday: Fair to Midland
(Avalon Theater); Numbers, Tolchock Trio (Urban Lounge—Read Article)

Tuesday 10.2
• Mute Math (In the Venue); Voodoo Glowskulls (Avalon Theater); Nick Moss (Sun & Moon Café); Legendary Shack Shakers (Burt’s Tiki Lounge)

Wednesday 10.3
• Kaddisfly, Strata (Avalon Theater); Michael Bourne CD Release (Velour, Provo)

Coming Up
Saves the Day (Kilby Court, Oct. 4); X96 Big Ass Show (Utah State Fairpark, Oct. 6); Deerhoof (In the Venue, Oct. 6); Mandy Moore, Rachel Yamagata (Avalon Theater, Oct. 6); Chris Cornell, Earl Greyhound (The Depot, Oct. 6); Magik Markers (Urban Lounge, Oct. 8); Jethro Tull (Abravanel Hall, Oct. 9); Toots & The Maytals (Suede, Oct. 9); She Wants Revenge (Avalon Theater, Oct. 10); Atmosphere, Mac Lethal (In the Venue, Oct. 11); Underoath (In the Venue, Oct. 11); John Vanderslice, Bishop Allen (Velour, Oct. 12); Dave Aude (The Hotel, Oct. 12); Dr. Dog (In the Venue, Oct. 13); Interpol, Liars (In the Venue, Oct. 15); Korn (E Center, Oct. 25); Public Enemy (Suede, Oct. 26); Roger Sanchez (Harry O’s, Oct. 26); Architecture in Helsinki (In the Venue, Oct. 27); Junior Brown (Suede, Oct. 27)
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