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SATURDAY

8:45 p.m., Rustie (B): The U.K. electronic composer massages hooks out of thick clusters of sound.

8:30 p.m., Belle & Sebastian (G): The once-wispy Scottish folk-rockers haven’t exactly turned into Slayer, but they’ve toughened up their sound and amped up the dance pulse on recent releases while maintaining their allegiance to melody.

7:45 p.m., Andy Stott (B): The British DJ brought a new luster to his dark electronic music last year on “Luxury Problems.”

XXXX 7:25 p.m., Solange (R): Beyonce’s sister edges toward the darker, trippier fringe of R&B.

XXXX 6:45 p.m., Low (B): The Minnesota co-ed trio specializes in slow-burn loveliness with a subversive twist.

6:15 p.m., the Breeders (G): Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim Macpherson regroup to perform their alternative-rock era landmark, “Last Splash.”

5:45 p.m., Ryan Hemsworth (B): The former Canadian singer-songwriter has transitioned into adventurous hip-hop and electronic production, remixing and composing.

XXXX 5:15 p.m., Swans (R): Michael Gira’s ensemble was at the forefront of the most punishing brand of no-wave out of New York in the ‘80s; in its second incarnation, Swans delivers sweeping, orchestral beauty and chilling melancholy.

XXXX 4:45 p.m., Metz (B): No one will sweat and grind more for your listening pleasure this weekend; this Toronto art-punk trio is not to be missed.

XXXX 4:15 p.m., Savages (G): The U.K. quartet’s debut, “Silence Yourself,” is among the year’s best. The live show is even better, with incisive lyrics and lacerating songs.

3:45 p.m., Merchandise (B): Prolific Florida trio delivers the brooding tunes cloaked in moody, electronic haze – like late ‘80s dream pop never died.

3:20 p.m., ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (R): Ambitious arrangements and unflagging intensity have kept this band – originally from Austin, Texas -- buoyant for nearly two decades.

XXXX 2:50 p.m., Parquet Courts (B): Pithy, guitar-driven songs with lyrics zeroing in on the no-fly zone between adolescence and adulthood.

2:30 p.m., Phosphorescent (G): With his wobbly, country-tinged vocals and evocative electronic textures, Matthew Houck delivers a distinctive take on musical Americana.

XXXX 1:55 p.m., Julia Holter (B): The classically trained multi-instrumentalist dips a toe in pop as she artfully blurs genres and eras.

1:45 p.m., Pissed Jeans (R): Industrial screed, ranting cacophony, a frontal assault – this early-afternoon set will turn a hangover into a migraine.

1 p.m., KEN Mode (B): The acronym stands for “Kill Everyone Now,” which pretty much sums up this Canadian underground metal trio’s tone and attitude.

XXXX 1 p.m., White Lung (G): Co-ed Vancouver band injects high-octane punk with catchy hooks.

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