And don't you catch yourself asking strangers, "What's going on with punk these days?" Find out Sept. 16 at the Punk Showcase, with performances by Single Spies, Renee Heartfelt, Wow, Owls!, Pink Razors and Attackula at 8 p.m.
Take a breath before forging into the Metal Showcase with Sword, Monarch, The SetUp and Goddamn Wolves, Sept. 17 at 9 p.m.
Save room for the Acoustic Showcase at Ipanema Café, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m. You'll get a generous helping of Liza Kate (and ask, "Where have I seen that face before?"), Homemade Knives and David Shultz. This one's free. The others are all $5. 353-4263. Brandon Reynolds
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