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Mega-double-plus-good Seattle glam-blues gods The Missionary Position canceled its show at The Shredder earlier this summer. But things are on the mend, because the band is once again booked at the very same venue Friday, Aug. 24. And it will really play there this time. So instead of getting their hearts broken by the band, Boiseans can get their hearts broken by hearing the sexy, somber tunes the blues quartet swoons out.

The show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $5. The Funeral of Twilight, The Acrotomoans and Guitar Center's house band, Parade of Bad Guys will open.

Speaking of the missionary position, housewife porn literary trainwreck 50 Shades of Grey has inspired a classical album. The 15-track album of music selected by Twilight fan-fiction writer E.L. James and referenced in her bewilderingly successful novels is set to be released on Tuesday, Sept. 11 on Capitol Records.

But if you want something a little more lighthearted, perhaps you need to talk to The Melvins. The band recently took a cue from soda companies and reinvisioned itself as The Melvins Lite, a three-piece version of the band with upright bass. The Melvins Lite will hit Boise Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of its attempt to set the Guinness World Record for fastest tour of the United States, covering the entire country starting in Alaska and ending in Hawaii from Wednesday, Sept. 5-Thursday, Oct. 25.

Speaking of hitting the road, synth fans should get themselves to Asheville, N.C., on Friday, Oct. 26-Saturday, Oct. 27, when the city will host the third-annual Moogfest, a giant celebration of the most rooting-tooting synthesizer ever to go all bleepy-bloop. Moogfest will feature performances from Orbital, Santigold, Explosions in the Sky, The Magnetic Fields and special enhanced 3D performance from Primus. Tickets run from $125 to $250 for VIP. An actual Moog synth, on the other hand, runs a couple grand.

Speaking of synthesizers, new wave legend and spud enthusiast Devo has whipped it good with its latest endeavor: an online campaign for voters to remember Mitt Romney's dog, Seamus, who was strapped to the roof of the car on a family vacation.

A central part of the campaign is a new song called "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Remember Seamus)," which Rolling Stone says is set to be released Saturday, Aug. 25, as a digital download from