FEBRUARY 22

By way of Halifax, Nova Scotia, jale is the kind of all-female band a girl can be proud of. There’s not a squeaky, baby-doll voice among the four—they harmonize sweetly, yet solidly enough not to get lost in the heavy noise that dominates most of their songs. “Love Letter” and “3 Days,” the standouts on the band’s dream cake CD, boast lilting, melodic rhythms as well as plenty of backbone. Pegboy opens at 8:45 p.m. at the 9:30 Club, 930 F St. NW. $8. (202) 393-0930. (Maria Ware)