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Locksley at The Venue


With music in movies (Cloverfield), television shows (Cupid), commercials (AT&T, Payless Shoes) and video games (RockBand), you may have heard the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Wisconsin band Locksley even if you've never heard of them. Singer Jesse Laz--who looks a bit like an Oasis sib--said licensing has been good for the band, but no one seems to know what to do with Locksley's DIY '60s pop/rock sound.

"We'd love to find a label," Laz said, "but no one knows how to market us."

A residency at famed club CBGBs helped shape the band's sound, as did supporting The Kinks' Ray Davies as his backing musicians. Laz says they're still in a square-peg/round-hole position, and with the January 2010 release of their new album, their place on the spectrum may be no better defined, but you'll probably see them more. Go to the movies or turn on the television and you may hear "that band."

With Mae, Deas Vail, My Paper Camera, 6:30 p.m., $13 adv., $15 door. The Venue, 521 Broad St.,