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CLUB HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE FACE, GRAVITY KILLS

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Here is a listing of some musical highlights for the upcoming week.

- PUNK ROCK QUARTET FACE TO FACE returns to Salt Lake City for a show Sunday at Club DV8, 115 S. West Temple.The L.A.-based band is touring on behalf of its newly released, self-titled album, its first for A&M Records.

Another California punk act, Auto-matic 7, and an as-yet undetermined local band will also play during the all-ages concert, which starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 in advance from Raunch Records and the Heavy Metal Shop, both in Salt Lake City, and Crandall Audio in Orem.

- THE ROOTS ROCK OF THE WHY STORE will fill the Zephyr Club, 301 S. West Temple, Sunday, Nov. 17. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Indiana-based quintet - vocalist/guitarist Chris Shaffer, bassist Greg Gardner, guitarist Michael David Smith, drummer Charlie Bushor and keyboardist Jeff Pederson - plays an interesting mix of styles that brings to mind ZZ Top, Blues Traveler, John Mellencamp and Darden Smith. The band's recent self-titled album features the single "Lack of Water."

- MICHIGAN SKA-PUNK ACT THE SUICIDE MACHINES return to Utah for a show Monday at Club DV8, 115 S. West Temple.

The quartet is currently touring on the strengths of "Destruction By Definition," its debut release for Hollywood Records. The group's mix of raucous punk and ska has drawn comparisons to Operation Ivy, the Bay Area band that eventually changed into punk sensation Rancid.

Swingin' Utters, a punk five-piece from the Bay Area, and punk-rockers Schleprock will also perform during the all-ages concert, which starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance from the Heavy Metal Shop and Raunch Records, both in Salt Lake City, and Crandall Audio in Orem.

- THE ROCKING TECHNO GRIND OF GRAVITY KILLS can be heard at Club DV8, 115 S. West Temple, Tuesday, Nov. 19. The fury of Chainsuck and I Mother Earth will kick off the evening. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Gravity Kills, who had just completed its opening slot with the Sex Pistols, hails from St. Louis, Mo. Its debut album, "Guilty," has spawned the title-track single, which was initially heard in the Morgan Freeman/Brad Pitt flick, "Seven."

Chainsuck emerged from Boston and melds guitar/keyboard metal with angelic female vocals while I Mother Earth leans more to the rock sound. That band's album, "Scenery & Fish," is the followup to its critcally acclaimed debut, "Dig."