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Live music this week: Rise above, and look out down below

Are you a ne'er-do-well, hardcore, 1970s punk rocker? You won't need to be one to enjoy the salacious and borderline-predatory lyrics of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" when he performs at the Fontainebleau with Pharrell Sunday afternoon ($369 plus fees, familiarity with nonconformist rage will be useful later in the week.

Black Flag's current iteration — including original frontman Greg Ginn — is coming to Grand Central. ($22, Ginn's recently re-formed punk act is working on a new album. The group will make noise in Miami Saturday, Sept. 7.

A younger strain of punk will infest Revolution Live on Friday, when Rancid plays the venue. The band is touring with frontman Tim Armstrong's side project Tim Timebomb and Friends. ($26,

These shows will be in high contrast with Jason Aldean's Night Train Tour, which pulls into the Cruzan Saturday. ($25-$75, The country star's entourage will include heartthrob Jake Owen, who will also perform that night.

Anyone who can't make it to the Fontainebleau's pricey dance show Sunday — or anyone who is less attracted by Thicke's catchy beats after watching him perform with Miley Cyrus at MTV's Video Music Awards — may consider heading to Bardot for a night of low-key, mind-bending ambient music by English producer Lapalux. ($10-$15,

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