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

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    • The Lentils

      Frontman Luke Csehak doesn’t just sound like Ray Davies on the Brattleboro Is Flooding opener “I Lost My Favorite Enemy,” he embodies The Kinks’ sunny, carefree ethos through ’60s-washed pop-rock and jangly guitars. Fans of the Davies brothers, The Velvet Underground, Neutral Milk Hotel and The Magnetic Fields will swoon over these Vermonters’ latest Bufu Records release—which tiptoes, then dives, into flowy psychedelic crowd-pleasers and lo-fi noise-rock (bonus points for lyrics about Vegenaise). With Grape Room, Electric/Coronation. July 23, 8 p.m., free, the Beat.

    • Lil Debbie

      “Bitch, you ain’t got sh*t on me,” raps Jordan Capozzi, better known by her snack-loving pseudonym, on “Bitches.” But don’t expect any oatmeal pies or zebra cakes here. The self-described “California Sweetheart” rose to fame alongside Kreayshawn as part of the now-defunct White Girl Mob, so she’s about as street as Iggy Azalea—but with better lyrics (“You high or what?/’Cause I’m high as sh*t./Eyes blood red/Just like DJ Quik”) Debbie comes to Vegas a day after her Home Grown EP release, so snag a copy while you’re there. With Jackie G, Cash Colligan, King Anthony James, Ollie Cheefs. July 25, 9 p.m., $12, Beauty Bar.

    • Kiel Smith of Hard Pipe Hitters

      Kiel Smith of Hard Pipe Hitters

      ’90s Punk Tribute Night

      Nostalgia party! Hardcore-punk band Hard Pipe Hitters and skate punks War Called Home headline this throwback night of unabashed covers—NOFX, Anti-Flag, Blink-182, The Vandals, and even Body Count—you get the idea. Rad Beligion, Cherry 2000, Damn You’s and Radio Silence round out the locals-only bill, which we’re guessing will wreak as much havoc on your liver as your ears. Throw on some Operation Ivy or Bikini Kill to get yourself in the mood to relive your favorite decade, sans liberty spikes. July 25, 8 p.m., $5, Backstage Bar & Billiards.

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