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MAGNETIC 69—The creative mind of Stephin Merritt comes to town with his sometimes-synth, sometimes "no-synth" project the Magnetic Fields on the heels of their new (synthy) Love at the Bottom of the Sea. So grab someone you love and point your toes toward the dance floor. MS
w/Holcombe Waller; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $30, all ages

KRONOS—Known for playing pieces both melodic and dissonant, the Kronos Quartet will once again challenge our ideas about chamber and string music. The concert, hosted by Reed College, will include New York composer Steve Reich's memorial to September 11, 2001, "WTC 9/11." NG
Reed College's Kaul Auditorium, 3203 SE Woodstock, 7:30 pm, $27-45