Named after the popular Lauren Weisberger novel, The Devil Wears Prada began playing around its native Dayton, Ohio, in 2005. A year later, the metal-core quintet released its debut, “Dear Love: A Beautiful Discord.”

The band initially launched from the Christian hard-core scene, having been embraced for its religious themes and outspoken Christian members, but it soon began branching into secularity with stints on the Warped Tour and MTV.

The band’s latest album, “Dead Throne,” debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200 in 2011 and became the band’s second album, behind 2009’s “With Roots Above and Branches Below,” to reach No. 1 on the indie charts.

Having spent 2012 touring alongside Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax and Motorhead on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, the group is set to release a new album later this year.

The Devil Wears Prada will perform with As I Lay Dying on Thursday at the Music Farm, 32 Ann St. Fellow metal-core bands For Today and The Chariot will open the show. Tickets are $24 and are available online at, the Music Farm box office or the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Go to or call 577-6969.

Since his 1992 self-produced debut, “In the Journey,” Boston (by way of New York) singer-songwriter Martin Sexton has become the definition of a musician.

His influences ranging from Delta blues to country, rock to jazz has given way to his own unique and universal style that can only be described through Sexton’s performance’s.

Over the years, Sexton’s albums have grown more and more complex, using horns, backup vocalists and full-band arrangements, but Sexton’s live shows often remain true to his humble beginnings as a street musician in Harvard Square.

With one-man band renditions of his studio works that involve scatting, feet stomping and guitar thumping, Sexton is unparalleled in his displays of studio adeptness and live performance brilliance.

Sexton will perform Friday at The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, with Matt Mackelcan. Tickets are $20 and are available online at Doors open at 8 p.m.

Call 571-4343 or go to

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