7th St. Entry, Sunday 2.26

Bombay Bicycle Club was formed by four friends who were still in school in London when the band won a competition to play the prestigious V Festival in 2006. They have not only built on that hype, but they have outpaced it with three diverse but no less affecting albums that blend influences of pop, folk, and smooth electronic elements. Their bold new record, A Different Kind of Fix, is an adventurous, composed collection that again finds the band taking unexpected turns with their sound. Their rapturous fans continue to follow right along, growing even more passionate about the group with each successive release, as evidenced by this intimate Entry show selling out a while ago. Bombay Bicycle Club are still a young band finding their way through the pinnacles and pratfalls of the music industry, but they knew what to do when all eyes were on them, and have kept everyone's attention ever since. With the Darcys and Lucy Rose. 18+. SOLD OUT 8 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —Erik Thompson

Crocodiles

First Avenue Mainroom, Tuesday 2.28

San Diego's Crocodiles have a gritty, feedback-laden sound that contains blissful elements of their sunny hometown layered within their melodies. You just have to make your way through a wall of guitar fuzz in order to find it. The group was formed by Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell, but the live incarnation of the band has swelled to a quartet—and a quintet during recent local performances—including a thrilling opening set for Dum Dum Girls (who are fronted by Welchez's wife, Dee Dee) at the Turf Club in October. There are clear punk elements in the Crocodiles' incendiary songs, but that fury is tempered nicely by a bright, '60s surf-rock swing that's injected into their soaring melodies—all of which forms a potent combination in a live setting that will certainly get your head nodding as your ears are left ringing. With Bleeding Rainbow. 18+. $12. 8 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —Erik Thompson

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