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Niiice

Aug. 14
7:30 p.m.
$10
Indie Rock, Rock

The local pop-punks in Niiice. careen and bounce with playful good humor designed to hide and ameliorate sadness. Their latest EP, Never Better, is both celebratory and dejected, balancing cathartic roars (“Love Handlez,” “Blunt Force Marijuana”) with quieter laments (“Minneapolis vs. St. Paul: This Time It’s Personal”), their musical signature Roddy Gadeberg’s vocal swerves between whisper and scream. With 26 Bats!, Infinite Me, and Keep for Cheap.