SAVING ABEL/ WE ARE THE FALLEN
7:30 p.m., The Village. $21 adv., $25 d.o.s.
The omnipresent connect-the-dots formula for post-grunge music isn't mind-blowing, but it's certainly been profitable for the Corinth, Miss., five-piece of Saving Abel. The band's quick to admit it. On sounding like the bulk of their ilk, lead singer Jared Weeks says, "You know when you hear a song on the radio and you don't know who it is, but you love it and feel like you've heard it before? That's our band ... you've heard us before." That may be misplaced pride, but it's a pride that's placed them on tours with sound-alike heroes Puddle of Mudd, Nickelback and Creed. Their latest excursion sees them alongside We are the Fallen, nu-metalists born from Evanescence's split. The outfit, four-fifths of which are Little Rock natives, returns home for the first time since May. They're supported by classic rock/country-pop act American Bang and modern rock growlers from Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Sugar Red Drive. The four-bill show cranks up at 7:30 p.m.