On the local tip, Jordan Valentine & the Sunday Saints open the Fitz show, and Leo’s gig features support by home-towners Bill Janovitz and Drew O’Doherty. The first attempt to win over the local scene, one that’s used to seeing similar Boston bills at the 240-capacity Great Scott down the street, arrives January 29 with a four-star local line-up of Mean Creek, Girlfriends, Taxpayer, and Dirty Dishes. Vangel hired former Church and Café 939 promoter Michael Bishop to book the local slate; he’ll find opening acts and host all-local gigs. “There are local bands I feel deserve to be at this level,” says Bishop, whose music background includes stints at Warner Bros. and Cordless Records as well as tour-managing for Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and Kingsley Flood. “I have a strong love for Boston music.”

BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL | 158 Brighton Ave, Allston | Soft opening January 14 at 8 pm | 18+ | Free | 617.254.7380 or brightonmusichall.com

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