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POP/ROCK | The 1975 

Though none of its members can claim to have been born quite near the year that is the band's namesake, that hasn't stopped Manchester, England's The 1975 from releasing three lauded EPs in quick succession since last summer. On the second EP, "Sex," in particular, the quartet demonstrates the ability to alternate between sticky-sweet ballads and anthemic pop rock with utmost grace. With each new release's new tweaks and progressions, and with a debut full length on the way, the band continues to excel at attention-grabbing pop music; a trend one can only hope continues. Joywave, Soviet Dolls, and The Branch Davidians fill out the bill for this local show.

The show takes place Saturday, March 23, 9 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $10-$12. 454-2966, bugjar.com.

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