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John Allaire headlines the monthly songwriter circle Wednesday, March 7 at the Elmdale Tavern, with guest Meredith Luce.
Is it in poor taste to say Allaire writes tunes from the heart? Probably, but if you’ve seen an Allaire show, you know he has a fierce wit. The banter is often worth the price of admission ($5). Ray Harris and Lefty McRighty host.
Trip-hop act Sound of Lions plays Friday, March 9 as part of a week-long celebration of Zaphod Beeblebrox’s 20th anniversary (27 York St.). You can hoist a pan galactic gargle blaster to club founder Eugene Haslam — he plays a DJ set Monday, March 5.
On the songwriter tip, Lucky Ron plays Irene’s Pub Friday, March 2 with his band The Rhode Island Reds and openers Steve Stacey and The Stump Splitters. 9:30 p.m., $10.
Daughters of the Revolution meld hype-man antics with electronic pop and rock for a mad live jam. They’ll fill the room when the play Café Nostalgica on Friday, March 2 with DJ Pruf Rock.
Finders Keepers is a pop-punk trio born out of the Centretown Recording Alliance, a group that challenges each other to throw together bands real quickly and put out new releases at the speed of a three-chord punk tune. The band celebrates its new release Friday, March 2, at Maverick’s with headliners The Penske File. 8 p.m., $7.