Live Tonight: The Helio Sequence, Lindsey Stirling

Portland electro-indie rock outfit The Helio Sequence writes anthems. There’s a triumphant quality to its music, like a Rocky montage but with sensibilities more toward the Strokes than Survivor. Shimmering guitars and airy synths give a feeling of optimism even when the lyrics are downers. With Rose Windows, Minden. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, 8 p.m. $3 adv./$10 DOS. 21 and over. DUSTY HENRY

Lindsey Stirling has taken the world by storm since reaching the quarterfinals of America’s Got Talent in 2010. The classically trained violinist and DIY artist frequently pairs classical music with dubstep and dances up a storm while playing. Her hauntingly electric sophomore album, Shatter Me, debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200 earlier this month. The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 682-1414, 8 p.m. $35. All ages. BRIAN PALMER

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