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For those of you planning to attend tonight's Sonic Youth show, good news: chances of getting crushed by hundreds of middle-aged noise fans are 10 percent less likely to happen thanks to the foresight of SLC Arts Council organizers and fire marshals who are expanding the Gallivan's barricaded perimeter to accommodate the predicted higher-than-usual turnout.--- Maybe that's not enough precaution for your tastes. Maybe you don't even like Sonic Youth's - as Lydia Lunch put it - hurricane of sound. If so, there are some great shows taking place at Woodshed, Kilby Court and Club Vegas along with my pick of the night:
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Also, SY opener Awesome Color does appear to be quite awesome