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On Saturday (May 12), 10pm, indie-rock band Beamer will take the stage at Nietzsche’s for a CD release show with fellow Buffalo rock groups Knife Crazy and Wolf Tickets. Beamer uses colorful background rhythms to support the thoughtful lyrics that are prominent in many of their songs. The band’s latest release, Where’s It’s Quiet, was mixed, mastered and produced independently and is a portrait of the various influences the band draws upon. The use of piano in songs like “Away” and the Elliott Smith-like melodies complimenting powerful vocals set the band apart from the run-of-the-mill. The other side to Beamer is the punk-rock energy below the well-designed structure, just waiting to reveal its grungy, power chord-laden sound to an audience waiting to be rocked