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FIDLAR

Feb. 15
8 p.m.
$25-$35
Indie Rock, Punk

Los Angeles’ FIDLAR (whose name is an acronym for “Fuck It, Dog, Life’s a Risk”) have grown from scrappy skate-punks to an over-the-top band with apparent arena ambitions, while the once alarmingly hard-partying frontman Zac Carper has achieved sobriety. Their new, third album, Almost Free, continues their evolution with big hooks, big riffs, and big beats, but even with mixing and mastering from pop vets, it’s still more charmingly chaotic than slick. With France Camp.