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DGO’s picks in or near Durango

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The Big Takeover
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Courtesy of Arius Photography/www.bigtakeoverband.com

The Big Takeover

Rudies get readyAll the hooligans and rude boys know one thing for sure, Thursday, Aug. 10, they’re headed to Sweet 101, 958 Main Ave., for the Matamoska show. Slip on your creepers, tuck in your Fred Perry polo, and get ready to skank your ass off because Matamoska is coming all the way from L.A. with a blend of 2 Tone and third wave ska.

Also playing: Be Like Max, some badass ska punk outta Las Vegas. I KNOW! It’s gonna be a ridic show for a Thursday night. More openers: God Awful and Cheese will kick it all into gear.

This all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. and costs a fiver.

More info at https://www.facebook.com/DGOSweet101

Do the ska ... AGAIN!The Big Takeover, yeah, you heard them on public radio the other day, standing on the corner of Motown and Jamaican ska. Anyone who takes influence from The Slackers and Desmond Dekker is worth a damn listen, and The Big Takeover is not only worth the listen, they’re worth showering merch money on after the show at the Balcony Backstage, 600 Main Ave., on Friday, August 11.

Shindig starts at 9:30 p.m. and it is FREE. 21 and up.

Infoliciousness: http://www.balconybarandgrill.com

Free doc at the SunflowerMonday, Aug. 14, is National Navajo Code Talkers Day, as proclaimed by Ronald Reagan in 1982. In celebration of history, the Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St. in Cortez, will screen the documentary “Naz Bah Ei Bijei: The Heart of a Warrior,” a film about Code Talker Sam Sandoval.

And, Sandoval, one of the last living Code Talkers, is actually gonna be at the free documentary screening.

Show starts at 6 p.m.

Info: https://sunflowertheatre.org

Rock out at Buckley ParkGet your jean jacket on and get twisted in Buckley Park, 1200 Main Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the third annual Durango Rockfest. Two stages and 12 bands will tear you apart. This year you can catch hard rock and metal acts like American Grim, Broken Dreams, BlyndDryve, and Morbid Justice.

There’ll be food, vendors, radass tunes, and get this, it’s FREE.

Starts at 10 a.m.

More at https://www.facebook.com/DurangoRockFest

Art attack at the DACDid you make it to the opening of “Concept/Function” at the Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., this past weekend? No? Well, there’s still time to catch the modern ceramic works of folks like Doug Casebeer, Nathan Lynch, and Laurie Spencer.

It’s free to check out the DAC’s gallery space and the show runs until Saturday, Sept. 23.

See a preview of the work and gallery hours at http://durangoarts.org

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Courtesy of Arius Photography/www.bigtakeoverband.com

The Big Takeover