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Picks This Week: Pleasures, King Lil G, Memory Loss and more 

King Lil G
L.A.-based Latino rapper King Lil G creates music that hybridizes West Coast rap with Mexican musical flourishes. Lyrics deal with a life full of hard lessons learned.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Backbooth, $20

Florida quartet creates a dark psych/cybernetics hybrid that's somewhere between Manson Family fever dreams at Spahn Ranch and Blade Runner replicants decaying.
8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at Spacebar, $7

Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John
Admirably, this Elton John tribute seems to – consciously or not – capture the coked-up visual and musical overload of classic Elton.
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the House of Blues, $8.75

Bad Year
Local emo punk quintet celebrate the release of their new EP by debuting it live on a stacked local bill.
6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Haven at Forsyth, $8-$10

Memory Loss
Rampaging Richmond punk quartet brings a heavy dose of total unhinged madness to their music. Permanent Makeup to play too.
7 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Space Station, $5

Angular, wiry, nervous emo trio from around these parts takes the stage with the Knick-Knacks and Taylor James.
8 p.m. Monday, July 25, at 64 North, free

430 Steps
Brutal, no-frills hardcore, thankfully free of metalcore or post-hardcore tricks, courtesy of this local quartet.
6 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Will's Pub, $10


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