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Three to see: Consider these shows as you plan your week

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The Drums perform at the Bunkhouse in Las Vegas, Nev on October 12, 2014.
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The Jesus and Mary Chain perform at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

The Jesus and Mary Chain perform at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

Jesus and Mary Chain with Black Ryder

As if you needed another reason to see one of the most notorious post-punk bands of the ’80s, the Jesus and Mary Chain are celebrating the 30-year anniversary of 1985 debut album, Psychocandy. Brothers Jim and William Reid will perform the game-changing, reverb-soaked record in its entirety, a defining album that went on to influence ’90s indie giants like My Bloody Valentine. It should be a must-see on every music fan’s list. August 16, 8 p.m., $30-$35, Brooklyn Bowl.

The Drums perform at the Bunkhouse in Las Vegas, Nev on October 12, 2014.

The Drums with Froth

The second show of the Bunkhouse Series features Jonathan Pierce and Jacob Graham, who took over indie-rock playlists with their self-titled debut and sophomore follow-up Portamento. The group’s latest effort, 2014’s Encylopedia, marked its first album recorded entirely as a duo, plus a surprising turn into more experimental territory. August 18, 9 p.m., $16.50, Sayers Club at SLS.

Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men played at Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool on April 17, 2013.

Icelandic group Of Monsters and Men played at Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool on April 17, 2013.

Of Monsters and Men

It’s been four years since “Little Talks” hit airwaves, and now the folk-pop group is back with its sophomore LP, Beneath the Skin. The Game of Thrones-ish video for lead single “Crystals” is a magical visual experience backed by galloping drums and cinematic production. Singer Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir enchants throughout the video with her sorceress-inspired costumes and icy-smooth vocals—if that track is any indication, the group’s live show should be nothing short of a kaleidoscopic spectacle. August 13, 8 p.m., $35, Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan.

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