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Every so often, we overhear a conversation at a bar/restaurant/public pool in which some dillhole loudly and boldly proclaims there isn't anywhere to see music in Boise.

Well, dillholes of the world, there is no shortage of music this week.

For example, Wednesday, Oct. 10, you can head out to Nampa to catch Portland, Ore., indie folk trio Swansea with Santa Barbara's finest nature-influenced synth-pop, Little Owl, at Flying M Coffeegarage. That show costs $3 and goes down at 8 p.m.

Is Nampa too far to go for strumming guitars and crooning ladies? Then stop at Visual Arts Collective, also on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and catch dueling folkstresses Zoe Boekbinder and Grandma Kelsey. That show costs $5 and starts at 9 p.m.

Or if you like a dose of social justice with your rock 'n' roll, you can hit up The Crux Thursday, Oct. 11, for Equality Rocks, a punk celebration of National Coming Out Day, featuring performances from Little Miss and the No Names, Hot Dog Sandwich, The Meatballs, Ben the Drunken Poet and Gus Voss. The show starts at 8 p.m. and costs $5, with proceeds benefiting the Pride Foundation.

That show would also be a good chance to pick up a copy of Mind, the brand-spanking-new 7-inch vinyl from Little Miss and the No Names. But according to Facebook, the band only pressed around 500 of the little devils, many of which will be mailed out to folks who pre-ordered. So get on that shizzle quick like.

Another new punk album available this week is courtesy of local jerk-wads The Jerkwadz. The band will drop its new disc, Demo Years 2010-2012, at Liquid during Punk Monday, Oct. 15.

Also on the bill that night are Nude Oil, The Meatballs and Piranhas. The show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $3. But if you pony up $5 at the door, you get a copy of Demo Years on the way in.

And if you can't wait that long for a sweaty vomit-fest, then hit up The Shredder Friday, Oct. 12, which will have all the metal you can bang your head at courtesy of Spokane, Wash.'s Odyssey. All Gussied Up out of Kennewick, Wash., Pennsylvania's Gloominous Doom and Boise's Deadly Sinz and Rise of the Fallen--which, sadly, is not a Transformers-sequel themed metal band--will also perform.

That show goes down at 8 p.m. and costs $5 at the door.