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THE GO-GO'S The band fondly tagged during its heyday as "America's sweethearts" is calling this a farewell tour — which doesn't mean you'll never see the group again (see story, Page N3), but does suggest chances will be few and far between. Aug. 8, 7 p.m. $35-$45. House of Blues. 800-745-3000,

BELLY Tanya Donelly and her Belly bandmates reassemble for a summer tour that promises both beloved alt-rock hits and freshly written material. Friday's show is sold out, but you can still grab tickets for Tuesday. Aug. 9, 7 p.m. $35, advance $32. Royale Boston. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster


DRAKE When his latest LP, "Views," and its lead-off single, "One Dance," topped their respective charts, this Toronto rapper set a new Billboard record with 20 simultaneous Hot 100 spots. And with the red-hot MC Future setting the stage, count on Drake to bring his A-game. Aug. 10, 6:30 p.m. $45-$145. TD Garden. 800-745-3000,

EPMD The influential hip-hop duo of Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith is back in business again, celebrating its 30th anniversary with a road trip focused on its classic 1988 debut LP, "Strictly Business." Aug. 13, 8 p.m. $25, advance
$22. Middle East, Cambridge.
617-864-3278, www.mideastclub


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