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San Francisco-based band Weekend delivers a wash of ambient, 80s New Wave influenced post-punk with a relevant, contemporary edge. The songs on its recently released album "Jinx" present a sound that is clearly influenced by New Wave acts such as Joy Division and The Smiths, complete with the pop sensibility of both bands and many others within the genre. Like its shoegaze and new wave predecessors, Weekend takes a raw, punk rock sound and places a soft filter over the surface.The end product winds up, creating a wall-of-sound, each part coming together to create a haunting, hazy tribute to the bands that came before.

Weekend performs with Tin Can Set and Fowls as part of the Rochester Indie Fest on Saturday, October 26, 9 p.m., at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave., $10-$12, bugjar.com.

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