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[ WE CAN DANCE ] Men Without Hats. Saturday, June 13. The Montage Music Hall, 50 Chestnut Street. 8 p.m. $25. themontagemusichall. com; menwithouthats.com. [ PSYCH-PUNK ] Yonatan Gat. Saturday, July 25. Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Avenue. 9 p.m. $10. bugjar.com; yonatangat.bandcamp.com. [ REGGAE ]

Inner Circle. Saturday, August 8. Carifest, Brown Square

Park, 251 Verona Street. rwifo.com; badboysofreggae.com.

Brian Setzer Trio

SATURDAY, MAY 30 CMAC, 3355 MARVIN SANDS DRIVE, CANANDAIGUA 7 P.M. | $25-$55 | CMACEVENTS.COM; BRIANSETZER.COM [ ROCKABILLY ] I thank and blame Brian Setzer and

George Thorogood for everything I knew and used as a guitar slinger. Setzer turned me on to Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran, and Thorogood hipped me to Bo Diddley and Hound Dog Taylor. The three-time Grammy-winning Setzer is one of the greatest guitar players of our time. And through his talent has spear-headed resurrections of two American genres: rockabilly with The Stray Cats, and swing with his 18-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra. Setzer is now on the road with Thorogood, bringing his latest Rockabilly Riot! tour with a stripped down trio. The twang will have nowhere to hide. — BY FRANK DE BLASE

Nikki Hill WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 DOWNSTAIRS CABARET AT WINTON PLACE, 3450 WINTON PLACE 8:30 P.M. | $20-$25 | DOWNSTAIRSCABARET.ORG NIKKI.STUDIOZEROZERO.COM [ ROOTS ] Less than 30 seconds into Nikki Hill’s 2013 album, “Here’s Nikki Hill,” and you’ll see why she gets trucks of praise showered on her — even Frank De Blase won’t stop, saying she’s “one of the best roots-rock singers I have ever seen,” ranked up there with Wanda Jackson, Barbara Pittman, and Etta James. Hill has that classic R&B voice, purring sweet and growling loud over cool rock ‘n’ roll. It’s soulful, fun, and will make you groove. — BY JAKE CLAPP

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