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Thom Yorke -- priceless?

Mastermind Ian Parton makes extremely aggro joy, collaborating with the rest of his band and working with Chuck D (embedding him in the bustling funk of "Flashlight Fight"), the Double Dutch Divas, Rapper's Delight Club, and Solex. The up-on-the-upbeat Proof resembles a giddy kidsploitation action flick score on a Fruity Pebbles sugar high. Most important, the band has coalesced into a living, breathing entity. "The world doesn't need another laptop geek onstage," a sober Parton explained from London. "I wanted to make it a real gang, if you know what I mean, with people who are quite different. I didn't want to be just another indie band. I look beyond the NME." Kid's rate: $10, give or take a box of Kix. *

THE GO! TEAM

Fri/19, 9 p.m., $15 advance

Mezzanine

444 Jessie, SF

www.mezzaninesf.com

THE CAVE SINGERS

Oct. 24, 9 p.m., $12–<\d>$14

Independent

628 Divisadero, SF

www.theindependentsf.com

SIDELONG GLANCES

VELVET TEEN, SAY HI (TO YOUR MOM), AND A-SIDES

Pop sublime from Santa Rosa, Seattle, and Philly. Wed/17, 9 p.m., $12. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St., SF. www.bottomofthehill.com

MATTHEW DEAR'S BIG HANDS

Motor City's microhouse might finds an indie-pop thread with Asa Breed (Ghostly). Thurs/18, 9 p.m., $22 advance. Mezzanine, 444 Jessie, SF. www.mezzaninesf.com

MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO

The songwriter untethers a wide-screen ambition on her The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams (Emarcy). Mon/22, 8 p.m., $25. Independent, 628 Divisadero, SF. www.theindependentsf.com

AUDIBLE DELUSIONS ENSEMBLE

Free jazz, noise, punk, and electronica come out to play when XBXRX guitarist Steve Touchton brings together chums to celebrate ADE's debut, Winter Weapons (Heathen Skulls). Tues/23, 9:30 p.m., free. Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk, SF. www.hemlocktavern.com

JOE HENRY

Civilians (Anti-) issues timeless stories from the home front. Tues/23, 8 p.m., $20. Great American Music Hall, 859 O'Farrell, SF. www.gamh.com

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