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Picks: Ben Folds Five

[MUSIC] Friday, Jan. 25

Just when the grunge onslaught threatened to turn our weary eardrums into Tarantinian geysers of blood, the piano-led Ben Folds Five came along, offering subversive reprieve (“The Battle of Who Could Care Less”), outsider anthemry (“Best Imitation of Myself”), nuanced depth (“Brick”) and, above all, discernible craftsmanship. Let’s hope this reunion tour lives up to freewheelin’ spirit of Ben Folds’ solo shows. With Nataly Dawn. 8 p.m.; The Pearl, 4321 W. Flamingo Road, 944-3200, $44-$79