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Want to see the two bands duke it out? Head to Club Passim.
Want to see the two bands duke it out? Head to Club Passim.

How many cities can say they have a circus band? (Yes, that's a band that actually plays with a circus.)

Well, Boston has not just one, but two circus bands. And, true to the city's character, the two circus bands are rivals. They're going to settle the rivalry Thursday night at Club Passim — a sort of Big Top version of a Sox-Yankees grudge match.

Peter Bufano of Cirkestra and Richard Tarantino of Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band bring their weapons of choice — accordians — and enter the arena known as WBUR's Studio Three to stare each other down.

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This program aired on February 17, 2011.

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