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Sheer Mag

Sept. 8
7 p.m.
$13-$15
Indie Rock, Rock

Sheer Mag maintain punk speed even as their fuzzy, discrete, efficient power chords and fractured electric riffs nod to pre-punk ’70s hard rock. The Philly band doesn’t aim for the familiarity of retro so much as the pathos of discovering and falling in love with old songs; their synthetic, bass-heavy disco tracks (“Pure Desire,” “Silver Line”) ache with particular vehemence. With Empath and Tweens.