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After a week of celebration, it almost feels anticlimactic that it’s July. A defeat for defenders of DOMA, a victory for the Blackhawks. Parade after parade. Now we have to muster up the energy to party for independence? How about a couple days off to just listen to some good music, pound some Motrin, and restock the liquor cabinet? Self-medicate with Soundboard. And drink lots of water.

Tonight, the Polyphonic Spree plays at Subterranean. The Dunwells come to SPACE by way of Britain, and Caravan Palace comes to House of Blues by way of France. Tomorrow, Reggie’s Rock Club hosts a huge local hip-hop bill that includes Alex Wiley, Vic Mensa, and Planet Asia. Stirrup plays for free at the Whistler.

On Wednesday, FitzGerald’s American Music Festival kicks off; it runs through Saturday with three stages, more 40 bands, countless banjos, and Tom Cimms’s Cajun/American barbecue. Also on Wednesday, The-Drum plays a DJ set at the Empty Bottle.

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