THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Helms Alee, The English Beat, Roger Clyne

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TONIGHT!

By day, Ben Verellen is an engineer by trade, hand-building custom amplifiers — some of the loudest in the business — for bands like Minus the Bear, Against Me and Sick of It All.

And with the rest of his time, he plays in a band called Helms Alee: a confounding, skin-tingling heavy rock band which has wooed critics with their angular, out-of-nowhere tracks. They’ve toured with giants like Torche and Big Business, and were named Best Metal Band by Seattle Weekly in 2011. Read more about Verellen and Helms Alee here, and see him perform tonight at Mootsy's with Hooves, Aranya and Mercy Brown. ($5, 21 and up, show starts at 8 pm.)

Also tonight:

Baby Bar | Dept. of Martyrs, Event Staph, Duck Duck Suckerpunch (21+)

Bing Crosby Theater | "A Concert for Gabby" feat. Tommy G and The Nug Jug Band, Raze the City, WayWard 2 (All-ages, $12, show starts at 8 pm) 

The Center | The English Beat (all-ages, $20, show starts at 8 pm)

SATURDAY!

Knitting Factory | Hell Yeah, All That Remains, Nonpoint (All-ages, $23)

The Phat House | Cracker Factory, The Camaros (21+)

SUNDAY!

The Center | Roger Clyne and The Peace Makers, Buffalo Jones (All-ages,  $20, show starts at 8 pm)

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