Eight Gigs: In Flames
Sun., March 1, 6:30 p.m., Ace of Spades, $29.50
The Gothenburg Sound was practically invented when In Flames released its second record, The Jester Race, back in 1996. Not only was it singer Anders Fridén's first appearance on record, it was the beginning of his longtime partnership with drummer Björn Gelotte, who later turned to guitar and become one of the band's driving forces. After many years on the Nuclear Blast label and a stint on Century Media records, the band released its latest record, Siren Charms, on Sony Music Entertainment. The band still features much of its classic lineup and plays fan favorites from earlier albums. Also on the bill are All That Remains and Wovenwar. 1417 R Street, www.inflames.com.