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The Hold Steady with The Whigs
8:30 p.m., The Square Room. $17-$20.
Songs about hoodrat redemption and, these days, getting older. One thing to know: the Hold Steady really rock live, in a way they only sometimes do on the albums.
Noon, WDVX Blue Plate Special. Free.
10 p.m., Preservation Pub. $3.
Folk-rock four-piece from Columbia, Mo., with a good fiddler.