Dirty Projectors' new album, Rise Above, begins with a fun premise: cover Black Flag's Damaged (which main Projector Dave Longstreth hadn't listened to since middle school) from memory. The result is acoustic and choral, a beautifully faded impression of a punk-rock classic. The Dirty Projectors' set will be a pastel reverie; YACHT's will be a hypercolor explosion: Wizard-spaz Jona Bechtolt will dance, sing, give some motivational speeches, and probably hug somebody. (Vera Project, Seattle Center, 956-8372. 7:30 pm, $8, all ages.)

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