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Thursday 3.1
- Spinto Band, Dios Malos (Kilby Court); Stereotype (Burt’s Tiki Lounge)

Friday 3.2
Breaking up true love is rough, no doubt. Heartache, of course, is one hell of a creative wellspring. Local singer/songwriter Andy Monaco discovered the fruits of a terminally ill relationship while writing and recording Maybe, an honest and earnest release whose folk-rock tracks reflect both pain and renewed purpose. Seamless production and a tight rhythm section top off what for many might be a guilty pleasure'for others, a welcome reprieve to all that popular noise. Zanzibar, 679 S. 200 West, 9:30 p.m. Info: 746-0590.

Barbara Trentalange’s not pulling any punches on her debut solo effort, Photo Album of Complex Relationships. Like a less acerbic Poe, the Crooked Fingers alumna turned one-moniker multi-instrumentalist delivers sharp, matter-of-fact lines about severed relationships, obsession and lust in a rather deadpan tone. While the record’s pop and trip-hop instrumentation benefits from slick production, extra vocal effects weigh down Trentalange’s natural talent. Perhaps tonight she’ll belt one out without electronic gloss. The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 10 p.m. Tickets:

- Also Friday: Cobra Starship, Cartel (Avalon Theater); Say Hi to Your Mom (Kilby Court)

Saturday 3.3
- Keith Varone, The Antiques (Kilby Court); The Summer Obsession (Avalon Theater); The Wolfs, Books About UFOs (Burt’s Tiki Lounge)

Monday 3.5
“Take off your shoes, you won’t be needing them anymore,” Chris Black sings on “Pass Away.” Might as well take off your pants and shirt while you’re at it. The Texas-bred minstrel’s sultry gypsy strings and loops go mighty fine with boom-boom, shimmy-shake artistry courtesy of Black Market Babies, a local burlesque troupe whose dancers are less Bettie Page, more Aline Kominsky-Crumb. Black, a multi-instrumentalist who juggled stand-up bass, accordion, acoustic guitar, saw blades, kick drums, tambourine, fiddles and other tools to craft his debut solo album Jericho will also play an 8 p.m. all-ages set with Salt Lake City’s basement jazz collective, Ether Orchestra at Nobrow Coffee & Tea. Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 726 S. State, 10 p.m. Info: 521-0572.

- Also Monday: Snow Patrol, The Silversun Pickups (Great Saltair'see Music, p. 49); Too Slim & The Taildraggers (Pat’s BBQ); Todd Snider (Suede, Park City)

Tuesday 3.6
Kids these days like to feel things'intensely. So intensely, in fact, that children of the ’80s and ’90s might just reach for their dog-eared copies of Less Than Zero or Generation X, a bottle of Jack, random meds and some Tab when My Chemical Romance performs. Not all of us can face the music like Gerard Way, the alternative rock group’s lead singer. Way, who formed the band in response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, puts his heart on a platter and stabs it repeatedly. With dark eyeliner, pale pancake makeup, dramatic physicality and lyrics that go right for the jugular (for example, “Cancer”), he’s the antithesis of “whatever.” Which is good or bad, depending on your commitment to sarcasm, irony and detachment. E Center, 3200 S. Decker Lake Dr., West Valley City, 7:30 p.m. All-ages. Tickets:

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum are traveling circus freaks in the best possible sense. Led by creepy ringmaster/guitarist Nils Frydahl, the self-proclaimed harbingers of reckless populism shout and howl and twist and turn traditional sound inside-out. Their live performances are sights to behold, with costumed performers playing twisted puppets in a 20s-era sideshow fantasy. You might recognize Frydahl from the low-octane Faun Fables, a project equally devoted to the art of storytelling. But while Fables pulled off a show at Kayo Gallery’s previous space, Museum would likely destroy such tiny, fragile quarters. The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 10 p.m. Tickets:

Also Tuesday: Take Action Tour (In the Venue); Breirtone (Kilby Court); Jars of Clay (Kingsbury Hall); Too Slim & The Taildraggers (Wine Cellar, Ogden)

Wednesday 3.7
Last time Gito Gito Hustler played Salt Lake City, they shared a bill with Carri Wakefield’s now-defunct, ultra-raw punk group Knvz. Tonight, the hyper-kinetic Japanese noise artists join local dark-folk mavens Subrosa (featuring Wakefield on bass) for one hell of a vibrant, raucous show. All-male revue Thunderfist are also on deck, so bring those dollar, dollar bills, ya’ll: The boys think they’re Too Fat for Love. Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 726 S. State, 10 p.m. Info: 521-0572.

Hella (Kilby Court, March 8). Young Dubliners (The Depot, March 10). Kittie (Country Club, March 12). Plain White Ts (In the Venue, March 13). The Sword (Burt’s Tiki Lunge, March 18). Badly Drawn Boy (Urban Lounge, March 19). TV on the Radio (Urban Lounge, March 21). Dirty on Purpose (Kilby Court, March 25). Page France (Kilby Court, March 29). Isis (In the Venue, March 30). De La Soul (Harry O’s, March 30). Vicious Rumors (Club Vegas, March 31). Panda & Angel (Urban Lounge, April 1). Maria Taylor (Kilby Court, April 5). Appleseed Cast (In the Venue, April 7).