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Elvis Costello is at the Wang Theatre tonight, and Rod Stewart is at the FleetCenter on Sunday. Costello is with the Brodsky Quartet (hence some old-school Elvis fans might stay away), and Stewart is following up two albums of standards, which might not be what his old-school fans want, either. So, take your chances. A pot-luck bill (for a good cause) is tonight's benefit at Arlington's Regent Theatre for the Middlesex Human Service Agency, featuring Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton, James Montgomery & Friends, Johnny A., Joey Molland (of Badfinger), Charlie Farren, David Minehan, Tracie Hunter (daughter of rock legend Ian Hunter), Fred Lipsius (Blood, Sweat & Tears), John Troy, and others, with Steve Sweeney as MC. (The first Middlesex benefit had Steven Tyler sitting in last year). Percy Hill rock the Paradise tonight, the same night the Walkmen rip up the Middle East Downstairs. Tomorrow, the jazz-edged Slip is at the Middle East Upstairs, while the Grateful Dead-associated Steve Kimock Band plays the downstairs club.

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