Tina Halladay of Sheer Mag.

Wednesday, April 24 

Holy shit, Sheer Mag slays! Classic-rock riffs paired with frontwoman Tina Halladay’s indelible vocals and working-class angst put this Philly band on the top shelf. Indie pop-punkers The Smarthearts and noisy newcomers Billy Midol open at SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) at 8 p.m. Tix: $14-$16 (all ages). 828-5600. space538.org. And down the block at Port City Music Hall (504 Congress St.), sludge-metal kings Weedeater go berserk after The Skull and High Tone Son of a Bitch open at 7 p.m. Tix: $20-$25 (all ages). 800-745-3000. portcitymusichall.com.