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A.C. Newman

Removed from indie rockers the New Pornographers, singer-songwriter A.C. Newman writes delicate, shimmery, nuanced pop songs that sound like more introspective versions of their X-rated cousins. His recently released third solo album, Shut Down the Streets, is no exception (and several songs feature fellow Pornographer Neko Case), though the music does lean slightly more toward classic psychedelic tambourines and organ swirls. With percussion-heavy, wall-of-noise-loving indie rockers the Mynabirds.

Mon., Oct. 22, 9 p.m., 2012

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David Bazan

It’s been a year since the former Pedro the Lion frontman came out with his solo debut, and that itself was several years in the making since PtL broke up. It was worth the wait, though, since Bazan threw off his need for concept albums in favor of sweet, simple, attractive songs (shades of Buddy Holly). Emo boys should note how he emotes in an appealing way without sounding whiny or wimpy. With the Mynabirds.

Fri., Sept. 24, 9 p.m., 2010