7th St. Entry, Tuesday 6.19

The high-octane punk quintet Ceremony rolled out of Rohnert Park, California, in the middle of the past decade and quickly set the music scene ablaze with their incendiary sound. The group recently left behind their faithful, longtime label, Bridge 9, in favor of indie stalwart Matador Records, which released the band's potent new album, Zoo, a fiery collection of clean, cohesive punk-rock songs. Ross Farrar's sneering vocals are reminiscent of the raw fury of Johnny Rotten, just with more urgent contemporary concerns than the Queen, while the crisp, angular guitars that churn at the heart of Ceremony's turbulent songs contain plenty of echoes of Wire's most volatile material. With White Lung and Much Worse. All Ages, $10, 5 p.m., 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —Erik Thompson


7th St. Entry, Tuesday 6.19

Three men and a beardy
courtesy of the artists
Three men and a beardy

With Wolf Parade on indefinite hiatus, and Sunset Rubdown appearing to be a temporary, one-off diversion, Spencer Krug has shifted his focus, at least for the time being, to his one-man, keyboard-driven experimental project Moonface. For the rather excellent new Moonface album, Heartbreaking Bravery, Krug hooked up with his old friends in the Helsinki band Siinai, who helped give his material an added texture and depth that was lacking a bit in the earlier Moonface efforts. The results are highly charged melodic explosions of sound tempered with the despair hinted at in the album's title, with Krug's rich vocals blending fluidly with the dynamic pulse added by Siinai. Hopefully, Krug brings his new collaborators with him on this tour, but either way it will be nice to hear Spencer sing his anguished songs once again. 18+. $10-$12 door. 10 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775. —Erik Thompson

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