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In the past six months Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors have played CMJ, SXSW and toured the country with Modest Mouse, but tonight they're back in their hometown, playing a gig at the cozy Avalon Bar. They're on the radio on Sirius XM, they've been covered by Pitchfork, etc., etc.--the point is that the place will probably be packed (it's not a very big place!) and it's a neat opportunity to see a hometown band in an intimate setting, an opportunity that may not happen much more if their career keeps headed in the same upward direction. It's also the last OC show on their current schedule, but they are playing a residency in July at the Echo in Echo Park.