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By MATT PARISH  |  August 24, 2009

"We think of ourselves as a music company first and a music-game company second, so we need to always keep it filled with music people who are always thinking about music. Our bosses are more concerned with why you're not leaving early for a load-out that night or why you aren't using a guitar tuner on stage than why you're late coming in to work the next day."

Smith, for her part, is just hoping it all translates into a rad show tonight. "I'm generally stuck in my Web world — I have no idea how big things are. I just made sure that I got a Thursday night so people would head over straight from the office instead of going away for the weekend."

HARMONIX NIGHT, FEATURING BANG CAMARO + THAT HANDSOME DEVIL + DEATH OF THE COOL + THIEF THIEF + BREAKING WHEEL + ABNORMALITY | Middle East downstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge | August 20 at 8 pm | $13 advance/$15 doors | 617.864.EAST or mideastclub.com

Editor's Note: In a previous version of this article Bryn Bennett was identified as the Harmonix IT guy, when he is actually the company's game coder. AndJessica Smith  was said to have sold out the show Sin of Angels at the Middle East downstairs, but she actually sold out two shows at the Middle East upstairsOrigin and Malevolent Creation. Both corrections have been made above.

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