Nightlife notes • Not Morrissey, but a Moz cover band, the kick-off of X-Dance, and jamming with country poets

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Covering Morrissey

Morrissey's Kingsbury Hall concert slated for this weekend was postponed because of his mother's illness, but Piper Down is still going through with its celebration of Moz. The Los Angeles-based Smiths/Morrissey tribute band Maladjusted will perform. At press time, it was unknown if the "Meat Is Murder" ethos will be followed by the kitchen for the weekend.

When • Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3; Gamma Rays open at 9 p.m.; Maladjusted, 10:30 p.m.

Where •Piper Down, 1492 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Cover • $5; ladies and those holding a Morrissey concert ticket free

Jamming at the Claim Jumper

Now here's a jam session worth driving to Heber for: The Claim Jumper Jam Session, which will be attended by some of your favorite performers from the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair. Be assured that cocktail weenies and canned pork and beans cooked over a campfire won't be on the menu.

When • Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 p.m.

Where •Claim Jumper Restaurant, 1267 S. Main St., Heber

Cover • $10

Watching the action

The X-Dance Film Festival launch party will feature the Expansion Sound System (DJ Babu and Rakaa of Dilated Peoples) with special guests Chali 2na and Common Market. Don't confuse this with the XXX-Dance Film Festival, which is held in my buddy's basement. For a schedule of the festival's action film screenings, visit

When • Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m.

Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Chilling on a dirt road

Country-rapper Colt Ford, who co-wrote Jason Aldean's "Dirt Road Anthem," headlines with J.J. Lawhorn opening. Lawhorn lives in rural Virginia and cites hunting, fishing and working on his truck as just a few of his hobbies. On second thought, the adjective "rural" in the previous sentence seems redundant.

When • Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m.

Where •The Westerner, 3360 S. Redwood Road, West Valley City

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