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Friday, August 21
On Bullets for Breakfast, Royal Punisher is a brawling crew of rock ‘n’ roll dudes bringing a leather jacket energy to jazz (or, reviving the bad boy attitude of the bop musicians, but with less heroin). An acolyte of Ornette Coleman, saxophonist Steve Esteban flies above the band, releasing hawkish, piercing bursts of alto. On guitar, Don Robin pops in with unexpected chordal jabs, opening up with mean bursts of Santanan guitar in the solo sections. 9pm, La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary's St.