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Chilled Monkey Brains 

When: Sat., July 9, 8 p.m. 2016
Price: $6

Chilled Monkey Brains have a knack for gathering attention that extends beyond their Indiana Jones-inspired name. Hailing from Tallahassee, Florida — which is quite a bit closer to the West Indies than we are — the six-piece band's ska-soaked excursions are largely rooted in an era before Bob Marley took Jamaican music and slowed it down enough to attract really stoned white people. That said, CMB's uptempo music is likely to splinter off in any number of directions during a typical seven-minute workout: Dual-trombone parts suggest the Northern Soul reclamations of Black 47 and very early Dexy's Midnight Runners. The singing is way more punk than pop, and the two guitarists' arpeggiated riffs betray obvious hard-rock inclinations. Surprisingly, it all works together way better than it should. KnightBeats, Passing Out on Porches and Street Priests round out the bill. 8 p.m., Triple Nickel, 26 S. Wahsatch Ave., $6, 477-9555, triplenickeltavern.com. — Bill Forman

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