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The best summer songs transport listeners to another time and place, even if they can’t escape the concrete confines of the office for a vacation this weekend. So it’s appropriate that local ambient-folk group Near Northeast will celebrate the release of its first album, full of songs that sound both familiar and otherworldly, during the dog days. Kelly Servick, Austin Blanton, Avy Mallik, and Alex Pio began playing together a year ago; since then, they’ve brought their melodic tunes to April’s Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival and May’s UpRising Fest. Now, for the release of Curios, the group will perform at Trinidad’s newest venue, the Logan Fringe Arts Space, with fellow local artists Andrew Grossman, Takunda Matose, and Lenclair. When the quartet picks up its instruments to play “Delmarva,” a delicate pop song dressed with surf sounds, the crowd will dream of days spent on the shores of Delaware. Near Northeast performs with Andrew Grosman, Takunda M., and Lenclair at 8 p.m. at the Logan Fringe Arts Space of Capital Fringe, 1358 Florida Ave. NE. $8. (202) 737-7230. capitalfringe.org.