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FRIDAY, MAY 25th
British rockers Scars On 45 recently released the band’s self-titled debut album, which is filled with one melodic rock song after another. From the first song to the last, the band’s debut is a collection of classic, timeless British pop and rock with some strong songwriting and powerful vocals from Danny Bemrose, as well as lush harmonies between Bemrose and Aimee Driver. Scars On 45 perform at 10:30 p.m. at Tin Angel; tickets to the 21+ show are $10. —Bruce Warren

Also Playing: Sundrop Music And Arts Festival featuring Andrew Lipke + Joe Duffey’s Underwater Window Garden, Sisters 3, Johnny Miles Band, Hunter’s Cannon at The Fire (8 p.m., 21+, $10); Black Dice + Far-Out Fangtooth, NAH at Underground Arts (8:30 p.m., all ages, $10); JJL + Belgrade, The Peace Creeps at Johnny Brenda’s (9:15 p.m., 21+, $10); The Polyphonic Spree + Sweet Lee Morrow, New Fumes, Attia Taylor at Theatre Of Living Arts (7 p.m., all ages, $18).

SATURDAY, MAY 26th
Fishtown indie/chamber fivesome Turning Violet Violet has been a steady presence on the city’s music scene these past few years, plugging away at the club circuit and growing its sound to the point where the new Double Cure positively blows the gates off. The album’s thundering percussion and thrilling crescendos create a immediate sense of urgency, heightened by lyrics that long for simpler times in the face of an uncertain future. Meanwhile, the playing and arrangements sound like exactly what they are: the work of five skilled and studied musicians who are just as epic performing live as they are on record. You can listen to their recent Key Studio Session here. Turning Violet Violet performs with Field Mouse at 8 p.m. at Kung Fu Necktie; tickets to the 21+ show are $8. —John Vettese

Also Playing: Sundrop Music And Arts Festival featuring The Shakes + Venice Sunlight, Fast Car, Night Panther, Sunset Recorder, The Really Cooks, Conversations With Enemies, Tutlie, The Plastic Traps at The Fire Outside (1 p.m. all ages, free); Sundrop Music And Arts Festival featuring Illinois + Juston Stens And The Get Real Gang, City Rain, Former Belle, DRGN KING, Kill3r Whale With Ang Bocca at The Fire (8 p.m., 21+, $10);Ruder Than You + The Pinstripes, The Pressure, The Snails, King Tony Of The Drastics at World Cafe Live (8 p.m., all ages, $9)

SUNDAY, MAY 27th
Sundrop Music And Arts Festival featuring Kuf Knotz + Sisters 3, Up the Chain, Mason Porter, Ross Bellenoit, Rev TJ McGlinchey, A Fistful of Sugar, Your Gentleman, On the Water, Lauryn Peacock at The Fire (1 p.m., all ages, free); Sundrop Music And Arts Festival featuring Kuf Knotz + Tsunami Rising, Abstract Verses, Chalk And The Beige Americans, DJ Bearbait at The Fire (8 p.m., 21+, $10)

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