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Victorian ragamuffin chic has a soundtrack, and it is, at least in part, by "cello-rock" outfit Rasputina (their Web site claims the act was founded by frontwoman Melora Creager in 1891). Their shows are "recitals," their downloads are "audibles," and they are always appropriately costumed for activities that might include tea in the garden or being tragically lost at sea. Even if you're not looking for a record to slap on the gramophone while braiding locks of a dead lover's hair, the insistent melancholy of Creager's angst-wracked vocals laid over haunting strings -- which also manage to rock -- and Rasputina's unsettling, anachronistic sound will stick with you like a fading daguerreotype image. Their latest album is the live recording A Radical Recital (Instinct 2005.) With Unwoman. Tickets $15. -- Alison Fensterstock

10 p.m. Sat., June 24

House of Blues, The Parish, 225 Decatur St., 529-BLUE; www.hob.com

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