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1. Yes, if you must know, Karen O went scream-for-scream with former Give Up the Ghost frontman Wes Eisold on the title track of his spazz/grind supergroup SOME GIRLS latest EP, The DNA Will Have Its Say (ThreeOneG). "When we did vocals, I threw up on a couch and passed out," Eisold recalled, "so I don't even remember it too well." SG's album Heaven's Pregnant Teens will be out in January on Epitaph. With Daughters + Breather Resist + Doomriders + Eyes Like Knives Club Lido, 1290 North Shore Road, Revere (Wonderland Blue Line T-stop) 6 pm all ages 781.289.3080.

Note: Some Girls not Some Girls.

LISTEN: Some Girls, "Gonna Set My Soul On Fire" (mp3)
LISTEN: Doomriders, "Black Thunder" (mp3)

2. Hometown street-punk heroes the UNSEEN are back in town at the end of a two-month tour behind their Epitaph debut State of Discontent. Dress code strictly enforced. Axis, 13 Lansdowne St, Boston. 7 pm, $12. 617.262.2437.

3. Lisa Kekaula ended up with a freak Grammy nomination thanks to her even freakier collaboration with Basement Jaxx, but her main gig is as the rocket-fueled soul queen in the BELLRAYS. Though they take their cues from the same referents as the Detroit Cobras -- late-'60s Motor City R&B -- the BellRays are meaner and tougher, mixing the high-octane proto-punk snarl of the MC5 with a raw-powered soul revue worthy of Ike & Tina. Just signed to California's Cheap Lullaby imprint, they play with the local SFTRI garage/soul franchise, the DOWNBEAT 5 T.T. the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge 617.492.BEAR.

LISTEN: The Bellrays, "Revolution Get Down" (mp3)

4. Weekend update: Sufjan Stevens covers Tim Buckley, Sun Kil Moon covers Modest Mouse (another example here), the first new Lightning Bolt song in a minute, the alleged first single off the next Bloc Party album, and, courtesy of everyone and their mother, the title track from the forthcoming Chan Marshall album where she goes Dusty-Springfield-in-Memphis on everyone:

LISTEN: Cat Power, "The Greatest" (mp3)
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