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If you want loud music with a good pedigree for a low price, local quartet Implodes opens for Magical Beautiful at the Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western) tonight at 9; it costs $3 to get in.

They’re “all kinds of big guitar damage: shoegaze fuzz blasts, sparkly drone, slicks of tuneful sludge, distortion so thick it obscures the keyboards, the vocals, and even the drums,” writes Jessica Hopper. “Sometimes the band’s dissonance is reminiscent of Glenn Branca’s orchestras, but there are only two guitarists here: Ken Camden is part of the mini scene anchored by Zelienople, who’ve got their own style of ethereal hugeness, and Matt Jencik, formerly of Taking Pictures, was Slint’s fill-in bassist in 2007 and just started playing with David Pajo in Papa M.”