11:24 AM EDT, April 6, 2012
Anna Fermin: The singer-songwriter has blended country, rock and folk influences on her past recordings with Trigger Gospel. Now a pair of new solo EPs, “Someday Afternoon” and “The Contender,” swing her in more of a pop direction. At times the production’s overdone, but the moodier tunes showcase the silky strength of her vocals, 9 p.m. Friday at FitzGerald’s, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Ill., $15; fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.
Cloud Nothings: Dylan Baldi reinvented his sound on his band’s latest album, “Attack on Memory” (Carpark), embracing a guitar-driven aggression unlike anything he’s done before, 10 p.m. Friday at Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, $10 (advance) and $12; firstname.lastname@example.org
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