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Jesse Malin 

7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

Three albums into his solo career, former Heart Attack hardcore kid and D Generation glam-punker Jesse Malin has stepped out of the shadow of musical benefactor Ryan Adams and into recording duets with the likes of Bruce Springsteen. Mixing classic-rock swagger with sewer-chic snarl, his guitar work and choruses burst forth as wide as his capacity for optimism. Lyrically, his narratives revolve around seedy downtown-types with little means but big dreams — or, as he summarized with the title of his March release, Glitter in the Gutter. And completing the package, what other singer/songwriter possesses cojones oversized enough to reimagine the Replacements' "Bastards of Young" as a piano ballad?

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