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March 6, 2014

Hot Concerts

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Dropkick Murphys

Friday 8 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $38. www.livenation.com

The Boston band’s distinctive Irish-American pub punk was featured in the 2006 film “The Departed,” and in 2013, it played during the World Series. With Lucero and Skinny Lister.

Gregory Porter

Friday 8 p.m. McGlohon Theater, 345 N. College St. $38-$45. www.blumenthalarts.org

The restrained, soulful San Diego singer – this year’s Grammy winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album (for 2013’s “Liquid Spirit”) – has been gaining prominence since his Grammy-nominated 2010 debut, “Water.”

Excision

Saturday 9 p.m. The Fillmore, 1000 NC Music Factory Blvd. $40. www.livenation.com

The Canadian dubstep producer ups the production and volume of last year’s tour with 150,000 watts and a 28-foot-wide, 15-foot-tall lighting installation that won’t even fit inside some venues.

Sam the Lion

Saturday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. $5. www.snugrock.com.

Following the 2011 death of Sea of Cortez leader Rodney Lanier, band members Lindsey Horne, Chris Lonon, and Chris Waldorf regroup as Sam the Lion (named for a song by their former band). With Coobs and Hot Gates.

Spirit Caravan

Sunday 8 p.m. Chop Shop, 399 E. 35th St. $12-$15. www.chopshopnoda.com.

Doom guitar legend and vocalist Wino (the Obsessed, Saint Vitus) re-teams with bassist Dave Shermann and drummer Gary Isom for the reunion of their influential late-’90s/early-’00s deep-groove-driven, stoner-metal outfit.

Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Nacondo, and Milo

Monday 10 p.m. Snug Harbor, 1228 Gordon St. Free, although limited advance $10 tickets are available to guarantee entry. www.snugrock.com.

Emcees from L.A. indie rap label Hellfyre – art-rap leaders Open Mike Eagle and Busdriver, label owner Nacondo, and up-and-comer Milo – join forces for an intimate, must-see underground hip-hop show.

Snarky Puppy

Tuesday 8 p.m., Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., $18-$20, www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

Recent Grammy winners (for its collaboration with Layla Hathaway), this Brooklyn fusion ensemble plays a makeup date after having to cancel its February performance due to last month’s snow.

Eddie Money

Wednesday 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St. $27-$30. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

The 64-year-old rocker’s lengthy string of ’70s and ’80s hits and classic-rock radio staples includes “Baby Hold On,” “I Wanna Go Back,” “Shakin’,” “Two Tickets to Paradise,” and “Take Me Home Tonight.”

Gasoline Heart

Wednesday 9 p.m. The Milestone Club, 3400 Tuckaseegee Road. $5-$7. www.themilestoneclub.com

The Brooklyn outfit blends well-written, heartland rock anthems with the Springsteenian-schooled approach of fellow gas-powered rockers Gaslight Anthem, then adds a touch of American roots-rock and a heavy helping of punk edge.

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