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When: Sun., Feb. 19, 5 p.m. 2012

For the past few years Screaming Females have been one of the most visible bands in the American DIY scene, thanks to their relentless touring and reliably anthemic garage-punk records. The New Jersey trio sounds as passionate and kinetic as ever on its forthcoming fifth album, Ugly (Don Giovani), recorded in Chicago with Steve Albini; as usual, guitarist and front woman Marissa Paternoster sings in a raw, jumpy holler atop her signature shredding, and pretty much every track will get you pumping your fist or busting out some flamboyant air guitar. But this time it's not just tight tunes and killer licks: "Doom 84" draws out the band's chugging cacophony into a heavy 70s-rock number that crosses the seven-minute mark, and album closer "It's Nice" is an uplifting acoustic ditty with just a hint of string accompaniment. That's not to say the Females are any less punk: the updated elements mesh smoothly with their rough-and-tumble style, and on their current tour, which ends with this afternoon's Permanent set, they're playing exclusively in independent book and record stores. —Leor Galil Fake Limbs open.

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