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Ride will appear Sept. 24 at Union Transfer. 

Welcome to ‘Seven in Seven,’ where each Friday we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

Here are seven of the best for the week beginning September 22:

Lee “Scratch” Perry – September 22 at Ardmore Music Hall

Arguably the first creatively driven, "artist-producer" in modern recorded music, Lee "Scratch" Perry occupies the highest level of music making, standing comfortably next to pioneers like George Martin, Phil Spector and Brian Wilson. In the early 1970s, Perry was one of the producers whose mixing board experiments resulted in the creation of dub. His modern music is a far cry from his reggae days in Jamaica; many now see Perry as more of a performance artist in several respects. In 2003, Perry won a Grammy for Best Reggae Album with the album Jamaican E.T.

Pond – September 22 at Underground Arts

Amid the strife on the global political stage, Western Australian psychedelic rockers Pond aren’t so brazen as to try and offer cloud-busting solutions, or even a long-range forecast. On their last record, 2017’s The Weather, the Perth natives took a stab at geo-political solutions and scored with some pretty fantastic songs. This year saw the release of their latest LP, Tasmania, where the group continue their spacey groove in what feels very much like an extension of their previous effort, like they still had something to say about the current climate.

Immolation – September 23 at Voltage Lounge

Immolation is a name long synonymous with the extreme music scene, delivering some of the most unique and creatively dark death metal the underground has witnessed over the past three decades. Never a band to rely on their previous efforts, the Yonkers, New York outfit has continued album after album to refine and hone their most identifiable style and sound, creating some of the darkest and most adventurous death metal the scene has ever heard.

King Crimson – September 23 at The Met

This year marks the 50th anniversary of King Crimson, the legendary prog rock outfit from the United Kingdom. Despite the original line-up imploding after an American tour, the group continued to produce constantly challenging and intriguing music on albums such as In the Wake of Poseidon, Islands, Larks' Tongues in Aspic and Red. To celebrate the five-decade mark, the band is in the midst of a 50-date tour and are reissuing their back catalog -- including an expansive box set of their 1969 debut In the Court of the Crimson King that will hit shelves next month.

Tinariwen – September 23 at Union Transfer

The story of Amadjar, the ninth album from North Africa musicians Tinariwen, begins at the end of October of last year, at the Taragalte Festival of nomadic cultures in the Moroccan Sahara. After a concert and a sandstorm, the collective hit the road and head for Mauritania, via southern Morocco, Western Sahara and the Atlantic coast. The journey took a dozen days or so, with the band members working on new music under the stars each night. Then, during a final camp in the desert around Nouakchott that lasts about fifteen days, to an audience of scorpions, Tinariwen recorded their songs under large tent. Now, they will share the results of such a unique experience with the audience at Union Transfer.

Ride – September 24 at Union Transfer

When shoegaze legends Ride reunited in 2014, it wasn’t clear if it was just a celebration of the past or a possibility of new music. Five years later, the band has just released their second post-reunion LP, This Is Not a Safe Place, which dropped in the middle of August. The record is garnering praise across the board, mainly because the Oxford, England group aren’t living in the past, but taking risks and proving that they aren’t out of ideas all these years later.

Hail the Sun – September 24 at Voltage Lounge

Hail the Sun is a progressive post-hardcore quartet who met in Chico, Calif., while studying music technology. The overlap of influences throughout the group has led them to become one of the most dynamic and intricate musical acts to come out of the scene in decades. The group has toured extensively throughout its few-year existence and has recently begun experiencing national exposure. They have one of the most high-energy live shows ever witnessed, and that's all while playing amazingly difficult lines and rhythms. Their drummer is their singer, which is a show in itself, with the other three players acting as visual frontmen, while not singing, lets the audience's attention move from here to there seamlessly and without feeling bored.

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