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Some great (and cheap) concerts coming to you in the Boston area this November. Special interest shows are noted with stars. Send listing suggestions for this month and the future to arts@tech.mit.edu.

Friday, Nov. 9

Menomena (with Illinois) *

Paradise Rock Club, 18+, $13

Three’s a charm, and this dynamic trio hardly suffers from extraneous wheel syndrome. Watch six hands juggle basses, keys, guitars, drums, saxophones, and bass pedals. Also, check out magnificently fun pop rock group Illinois opening up the night.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Kevin Devine

T.T. the Bear’s Place, 18+, $12

At some point in time, all of Tech arts editor Sarah Dupuis’s friends started going to see every Kevin Devine show ever. They swear by his acoustic guitar skills — check him out for yourself and let us know if you agree.

Monday, Nov. 12

Final Fantasy (with Cadence Weapon)

The Middle East (Upstairs), 18+, $9adv/$10dos

Toronto native Owen Pallett, well known for his work with Arcade Fire, Grizzly Bear, Stars, and Beirut, fronts this group on violin and vocals, which he loops indefinitely to create live songs.

Battles

Paradise Rock Club, 18+, $15

This experimental math rock band strangely gains a following and goes on to play all over the world — seems appropriate for the MIT crowd.

Monday, Nov. 13

Broken Social Scene

Paradise Rock Club, 18+, $25

Everyone’s favorite Canadian 19-piece supergroup plays Kevin Drew’s new solo album Spirit If … in full.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Dax Riggs (with Beaten Awake)

The Middle East (Upstairs), 18+, $9

The former Acid Bath frontman has broken it off creatively with former swamp rockin’ bandmate Tessie Brunet and is currently touring solo to support his latest release, We Sing of Only Blood or Love.

Wednesday, Nov. 21

Malajube *

The Middle East (Upstairs), 18+, $9

Quebecois and francophone pop rockers infectiously play out in support of their catchy 2006 album Trompe-l’oeil. Those sticking around for Thanksgiving break should make it out to this show for a night of guaranteed fun.

Saturday, Nov. 24

Dinosaur Jr. *

Paradise Rock Club, 18+, $20

Though they now ally more with the first half of their name than the last, who can resist the unbeatable combo of J Mascis and Lou Barlow together again, playing as though they can stand one another?

Sunday, Nov. 25

Sondre Lerche (with Dan Wilson)

Paradise Rock Club, 18+, $16.50

Some prefer this Norwegian musician’s rock numbers to his acoustic tunes, but, like it or not, Lerche’s playing unplugged.

Thursday, Nov. 29

Dragons of Zynth (with Holy Fuck) *

The Middle East (Upstairs), 18+, $9adv/$10dos

Check out The Tech’s (glowing) review of DOZ at http://www-tech.mit.edu/V127/N33/cdreviews.html. Electro-pop openers Holy Fuck may have a NSFW title, but their dark disco tracks are delectable.

— Sarah Dupuis and Jillian A. Berry