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Live Music Events (Aug. 25-31, 2014) 

Nots
Wed. Aug. 27 | Memphis' Nots has only a handful of Goner Records singles to its name ("Fix/Modern" is the latest), but the all-female power trio is making noise — lots and lots of noise. Dummy Dumpster, Black Abba and DJ 9ris 9ris open at 9 p.m. at Saturn Bar.

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Amanda Shires
Fri. Aug. 28 | With her 2013 release Down Fell the Doves (Lightning Rod Records), Texas singer-songwriter and fiddler Amanda Shires (former Texas Playboys backer, current wife of Jason Isbell) wrangles demons and bittersweet love songs from dark, minor-key folk- and country-influenced ballads. At 9 p.m. at Freret Street Publiq House.

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Carin's Proton Blast
Sat. Aug. 30 | This fundraising benefit for Carin Graber, a local schoolteacher undergoing proton therapy for a brain tumor, features George Porter Jr., Tab Benoit, Bonerama, Pink Magnolias and others. At 4 p.m. at the Howlin' Wolf.

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Maze and Patti LaBelle
Sun. Aug. 31 | The triple bill of new and old-school soul and R&B includes Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Lady Marmalade herself, Patti LaBelle, and American Idol veteran Ruben Studdard. At 7 p.m. at U.N.O. Lakefront Arena.

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