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[MUSIC] Friday, Feb. 15

Excision sounds like the phonetic spelling of what dubstep sounds like. That piercing, violating hard “X,” sandwiched between two verbally amplifying letters preceding the fuzzy, overdriven sound of “-sion.” The word itself actually means “to remove by cutting,” but something about how the word sounds, dragging like a scalpel across the tongue until it hisses out from between the lips — you could guess the meaning without a dictionary. It’s fitting for the rising Canadian DJ and his current seizure-grade international tour. 10 p.m.; House of Blues, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 632-7600, $25