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Their band is based in Brooklyn, but it sounds like the two siblings in the Rogers Sisters--guitarist-vocalist Jennifer and drummer Laura--are finally letting their Motor City roots bleed through. On their just-released long player, The Invisible Deck (Too Pure), the trio makes mantras out of three-note riffs, and a song that begins with a dark, menacing stir might explode into fits of overdriven fuzz. They no longer sound like a timid, overhyped party band too shambling and skronky to pull off anything solid; now they're gliding on some primo scuzz, sticking to tried-and-true rock structures and doubling up on solos and urgency. Miyuki Furtado's bass lines are almost impenetrably thick, and his singing voice, which had always sounded like a beyond-excited Fred Schneider, now has a disdainful authority, like he's ready to spit in your eye. It's nice to see them put a little muscle on them bones and pummel a bit. Celebration and Mess Hall open. Wed 3/22, 9 PM, Schubas, 3159 N. Southport, 773-525-2508, $10.

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