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Clubs & Dance Nights

EXCISION To kick off his 2014 North American tour, this Canadian dubstep artist gave the gift of a free download of “Rock You,” a version of Queen’s classic hit “We Will Rock You.” The tour features The Executioner, a 28-foot wide, 15-foot tall video and lighting installation. Excision visits Boston with drum and bass DJ team Dirtyphonics and glitch-hop artist III Gates. March 27, 8 p.m. $32, $45. House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St., Boston. 888-693-2583,

OLD SCHOOL THURSDAYS Fans of old school, take note of this series featuring old-school music and a live performance by old-school hip-hop artists. This week showcases Spindarella. March 27, 10 p.m. $0-$20. Venu, 100 Warrenton St., Boston.

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BINGO PLAYERS In late 2013, Paul Baumer, half of this Dutch DJ duo, died of cancer. His partner, Maarten Hoogstraten, continues the music making. March 28, 10 p.m. $35. Prime, 295 Franklin St., Boston. 617-338-1000,

BOTTLE OF FUN Join DJ Panda and guests for punk, ska, new wave, soul, and oldies. March 29, 9 p.m. River Gods, 125 River St., Cambridge. 617-576-1881,



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COMEDY IS KING Lamont Price is a killer comic and brings his regular “Comedy Is King” showcase to Laugh Boston with Mark Normand, who is getting ready to tape a special for Comedy Central, Shaun Bedgood, Alingon Mitra, and Mikey Walz. March 27, 8 p.m. $20. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844,

SUSIE ESSMAN Essman can sometimes be as blunt as Susie Greene, her popular “Curb Your Enthusiasm” character, but her intentions are a bit more gentle as a stand-up comedian. March 28, 7:30 p.m. $29-$39. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

KATHLEEN MADIGAN Few comedians today offer more guaranteed laughs than Madigan, the former “Last Comic Standing” contestant and judge and a stand-up road warrior who is celebrating 25 years in comedy. March 29, 7 and 9:30 p.m. $33. The Wilbur Theatre. 866-448-7849,

HARI KONDABOLU He may be the only stand-up comedian with a master’s degree in human rights, and his tour in support of his new album, “Waiting for 2042,” hits ImprovBoston for two shows on April Fool’s Day. April 1, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $15. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253,

FRIENDS I HATE Dan Crohn hosts this monthly show at a new location in Somerville starting tonight, with headliner Tim McIntire, plus Dan Boulger, Lillian DeVane, and Chris Coxen (as jazzy Bermuda crooner Barry Tattle). March 27, 9 p.m. $7. Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. 617-285-0167,


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