Oct. 20Velocity Girl guitarist Jim Spellman's new band plays short, sharp songs - grizzled with muscle and sugared with hooks - from its CD "Long Gone and Nearly There." With Magnetic Morning (ex-Interpol, Swervedriver), Springhouse. 18+ 9 p.m. $9. Great Scott, 1222 Commonwealth Ave., Allston. 617-566-9014. www.greatscottboston.com
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