British band Alt-J's debut, An Awesome Wave, was just nominated for UK's prestigious Mercury Prize, but it's making waves all the way across the Atlantic, too. Their hook-filled blocks of pop have resulted in one of the year's most striking debuts. Tonight they open for the relatively meh Grouplove, but Alt-J won't be a supporting act for much longer. NL
Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $18.50, all ages [UPDATE: This show has been rescheduled for Nov. 19.]
ROSCO P. MOTHERFUCKER—You gotta be some kind of grindhouse masterpiece if Quentin Tarantino names a company after you. Rolling Thunder is a super rare revenge classic, starring William Devane, Tommy Lee Jones, and The Dukes of Hazzard's James Best as a ruthless shitkicker so stone-cold Boss Hogg would piss his pants at the sight of him. BR
Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7:30 pm, $7
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