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p.m. Friday, July 20. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.



The Midwest has bred a hairy animal with Adaje, a beast of Southern-style hardcore carefully infused with somber post-rock. The Memphis trio has spent six years sharpening a style that flows with heavy-hearted melodies amid a clever use of shifting tempos. Adaje avoids the polarizing genre trappings from metal, emo and classic punk rock, reaching forward while bringing elements from these styles into a dark but hospitable sound, crafting post-hardcore music that feels involved and important. Bassist Mark Brake and guitarist Zohayr Shirazee champion the DIY ethic in Tennessee and carry the cause on a nationwide tour of house venues and nonprofit organizations.

Bang For Your Buck: This is a six-band bill for a five-dollar bill. Sine Nomine, Anodes and Red Squad represent the river city on this night, while Places We Slept and Thunderbolts from Nebraska will share a split set.

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