The hi-dive celebrates fifth year of being awesome

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Five years? Seriously, has it already been five years since the hi-dive opened? Great scott, man, I guess it has. Wow, time really does fly, eh? Since we're leaving town around closing time on Friday night (well, Saturday morning, if you want to split hairs), it's doubtful that we'll be joining you for the entirety of what has all the makings of a lost weekend, what with all the kick ass bands that will be helping you celebrate -- Moonspeed, Bad Weather California, the Wheel and the Hot IQs on the ones and twos on Friday -- followed by Danceotron on Saturday. But we will most assuredly be on hand tonight for the kick-off party with Taun Taun, Fight Spider With Spider and Mustangs and Madras. Happy birthday, hi-dive. -- Dave Herrera

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