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Listen Up!

Listen Up! brings you mp3s of acts coming through town in the next week. Listen up, then go check them out live.

Margot & The Nuclear So-and-Sos. Thursday, April 26, 9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW. Big, poppy indie rock complete with a cello and trumpet from a big group (eight folks). Listen: “The Ocean (live)

Pela. Thursday, April 26, Rock and Roll Hotel, 1353 H St., NW. Uncomplicated but catchy and emotional guitar rock with the bonus of a really intense live performance. Listen: “Present

Dianne Reeves, Friday, April 27, Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW. Jazz vocalist who’s won four Grammy Awards—need I say more? Go see her. Listen: “Straighten Up and Fly Right

Peter Bjorn and John, Monday, April 30, 9:30 Club, 815 V St., NW. Alarmingly catchy Swedish power pop. Just see if you can get this tune out of your head. Listen: “Young Folks