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Conor Bourgal and Chris Bullock have seceded from the Pale Room union (alright, they didn't quit -- it just sounds cooler than 'started a side project') to create a tasty treat called Eavesdrop. The sound's built on old vintage Casio keyboards, but don't expect the high-energy dance-a-thon that is PR. Bourgal reports that Eavesdrop will be more of a sleepy, slow affair, with plenty of room for improv and guest musicians. DJ Juicebox opens their Saturday, Aug. 20 show at the Ancient Mariner (962 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs).

Newbies on the CS scene are The Boxsleeves, a rockabilly sort of band with punk influences, quite a bit like sweet, sweet, Social Distortion. Their Benny's shows scheduled for this and last Saturday, unfortunately, were cancelled after guitarist Matt Freeman broke his hand while working on his '62 Chevy. Sadly, the group won't be playing for a while. But they've been working on recording a DIY album that should be released by Halloween, and Freeman promises to be healed and ready to play for their Sept. 20 show at Darkside with The Queers and The Mansfields.

In town: Local playboys Redraw the Farm, Bristol Brewing Company (1647 S. Tejon St.), Aug. 18; California's A Love Ends Suicide with They Murdered Miracles and others, Darkside (2106 E. Platte Ave.), Aug. 21; Focus skateboarding video premiere, Picture Show movie theater (901 N. Academy Blvd.), Aug. 27.

This just in: DJ Quik, Aug. 27, Ogden Theatre, Denver; M.I.A. , Oct. 1, Gothic Theatre, Englewood; Coheed & Cambria with the Blood Brothers, Oct. 7, Ogden Theatre; Gang of Four, Oct. 15, Gothic Theatre; Kottonmouth Kings, Oct. 30, Ogden Theatre.

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