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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., EMA 

When: Mon., June 6, 9 p.m. 2011
Price: $10-12
All apologies to the son of a mustachioed racecar hero who entered heaven through the wall at the Daytona 500, but the band Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are quite forgettable. Palatable and completely acceptable in the background, sure, but the Detroit duo's sound has little staying power and they'll likely be a distant memory by the time they get that cease and desist order from their namesake. Meanwhile, opener EMA is here for the long run. We've been breathlessly heralding Erika M. Anderson's Past Life Martyred Saints as an album-of-the-year frontrunner, a devastatingly personal and stylish recording of an artist coming into her own. While the newfound Portlander's vocals draw clumsily comparisons to Kim Gordon or PJ Harvey, there is a unique vulnerability to the music of EMA, an unmatched sound that won't stray from your memory (or turntable) anytime soon. EZRA ACE CARAEFF

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