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Three local music shows you don’t want to miss this weekend

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Fuzzy future: SoLow (far left) will help the scene say so long to the Bunkhouse Saturday night.
Bill Hughes

There’s rarely a quiet night on Las Vegas’ local music scene, but this weekend looks to be especially momentous.

1. Friday night marks the official return of Skorchamenza, the garage-rock outfit that disbanded in 2009 and has performed just once since. Leader Timothy Styles says the band is back “full time,” with a new rhythm section and plans to play out regularly, release a new record and tour. Sharing the stage: Trevor and the Joneses and Fuzz SoLow. (June 28, 10 p.m., free, Divebar, 4110 S. Maryland Parkway.)

2. One night later, Las Vegas says goodbye (for now) to one of its anchor venues, Downtown’s Bunkhouse Saloon, set to close for months of renovations under its new Downtown Project ownership. The Saturday bill reads like a who’s who of the local scene circa 2013: The Clydesdale, The Big Friendly Corporation, Dusty Sunshine, Same Sex Mary, Avalon Landing, Crazy Chief, The All-Togethers and Fuzz SoLow. The bands will play on two stages from 10:30 p.m. until 2 a.m., at which point an open bar will kick in “until the bar runs out of alcohol!” as the Facebook event page promises. So feed your ears and quench your thirst there while you can—there’s no telling what our beloved Bunkhouse might look like, or what sorts of bands it might book, when it returns. (June 29, doors at 10 p.m., $5.)

3. And also on Saturday, former Vegas punk mainstays The Peccadilloes get back onstage for one night only to mark the band’s 10th anniversary. That means drummer Jarrett Thompson, a Coloradan these days, is back in town to join Jason, Sandy and James (also known as The Gashers) for the foursome’s first show since 2008. The band is celebrating the reissue of its two full-length albums, Chaos Show and Rumor Control, now available in the two-disc set Ten Years ... A Million Beers on local imprint SquidHat Records for $10. Also on the punk-packed bill: The Quitters, The People’s Whiskey, FSP, SFT and 1/2 Ast. (June 29, 10 p.m., free, Double Down.)

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