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Music events around Boston this week

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Both hot and cool HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC Now in its 13th year, this annual charity event has become an institution, a celebration of both music and Red Sox Nation. Joining Peter Gammons and Theo Epstein (he’s baack!), this year’s guests include Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks (above), Deer Tick, the Remains, Bill Janovitz, Kay Hanley, Robin Lane, and Mike O’Malley, among others. Jan. 14, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40. Paradise Rock Club. 800-594-8499, www.hotstovecoolmusic.org

POP & ROCK

QUILT Still riding high from 2011, which saw the release of a solid debut that garnered national attention, this local trio splits the difference between shimmering guitar pop and 1960s psychedelic folk. Jan. 12, 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. Great Scott. 617-566-9014, www.ticketweb.com

THE REMAINS Half the rock bands around town owe a debt to the Remains, which was one of the first major acts to emerge from Boston’s music scene in the mid-1960s. Still led by the dynamic Barry Tashian, the original lineup is reuniting for this show, in addition to its appearance at Hot Stove Cool Music the next night. Roy Sludge, whose new album, “Too Drunk to Truck,’’ gives you an idea of where he’s coming from, will open the show, which is presented by Fenway Recordings Sessions. Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

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HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC Now in its 13th year, this annual charity event has become an institution, a celebration of both music and Red Sox Nation. Joining Peter Gammons and Theo Epstein (he’s baack!), this year’s guests include Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, Deer Tick, the Remains, Bill Janovitz, Kay Hanley, Robin Lane, and Mike O’Malley, among others. Jan. 14, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40. Paradise Rock Club. 800-594-8499, www.hotstovecoolmusic.org

HERMAN DUNE With a new EP, “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know,’’ to be released the day they’re in town, this French duo have always been brawnier than their twee indie pop suggests on first listen. Jan. 17, 9:45 p.m. Tickets: $9. T.T. the Bear’s. 617-492-2327. www.ticketweb.com

JAMES REED

FOLK, WORLD & COUNTRY

SCUD MOUNTAIN BOYS One of the notable entrants in the great alt-country wave of the 1990s, this onetime Northampton band’s time was brief; it made three albums in the space of two years, then broke up in 1997 and hasn’t played since. Saturday you have a chance to see what you may have missed the first time around. Jan. 14, 9 p.m. Tickets: $18. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

RUSSELL MOORE AND IIIRD TYME OUT The Boston Bluegrass Union kicks off its season with a performance by this veteran bluegrass group (currently marking its 20th anniversary), which combines instrumental virtuosity with vocal displays that have won it seven consecutive International Bluegrass Music Association vocal group of the year awards. Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $26. Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington. 617-782-2251, www.bbu.org

GRISHA GORYACHEV Goryachev is a young Russian-born flamenco and classical guitarist. One of the few practitioners in the world working to revive the tradition of solo flamenco guitar in a concert setting, he has a repertoire that ranges from traditional flamenco to jazzier works by contemporary composers. Jan. 15, 2 p.m. Tickets: $20. Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham. 508-405-2787, tickets.amazingthings.org

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ACOUSTICANA/THREE TALL PINES This is a double CD release show from these two local bands. Three Tall Pines is a foursome that leans in the direction of bluegrass and acoustic country, while Acousticana plays what its name is intended to suggest: American roots music on acoustic instruments. Jan. 15, 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Club Passim. 617-492-7679. www.passim.org

STUART MUNRO

JAZZ, BLUES, & CABARET

GIACOMO GATES The late-blooming vocalist didn’t perform professionally until he was in his 40s but has since made up for lost time. With his smooth, centered baritone voice, command of standards, and mastery of swing, scat, and vocalese, he’s in the running for most-underrated vocalist around. Jan. 12, 8 p.m. Tickets: $22. Scullers. 617-562-4111, www.scullersjazz.com

JOHNNY A. The eloquent electric guitarist merges blues fire, jazz virtuosity, and rock wallop in his unique amalgam of forebears Wes Montgomery, Chet Atkins, Jimi Hendrix, and Jeff Beck. Opening the show, on acoustic guitar, will be two-time Grammy winner Laurence Juber. Jan. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$35. The Center for Arts in Natick, 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097, www.natickarts.org

NICK HEMPTON BAND The Australian-born, Manhattan-based alto saxophonist and his quartet-mates - American pianist Art Hirahara, Sicilian-born bassist Marco Panascia, and Israeli drummer Dan Aran - play swinging, unpretentious modern jazz with undeniable chemistry and drive. This show celebrates their new album, “The Business,’’ an All About Jazz top 10 album of 2011, and a top 50 in JazzTimes. Jan. 13, 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $10-$12. Acton Jazz Cafe, 452 Great Road, Acton. 978-263-6161, www.actonjazzcafe.com

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. TRIBUTE Saxophonist/vocalist Lance Bryant presents a program of spirituals and socially conscious jazz of the civil rights era. With pianist Steve Hunt, bassist John Lockwood, drummer Yoron Israel, and vocalists Brigitte Bryant and Caylen Bryant. Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Jocko’s Jazz at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. 978-683-9200, www.jockosjazz.com

KEVIN LOWENTHAL

CLASSICAL

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The BSO concludes its two-year cycle of John Harbison’s symphonies with the premiere of the Symphony No. 6. David Zinman conducts the program, which also includes Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Leif Ove Andsnes, and Strauss’s “Till Eulenspiegel.’’ Jan 12-17. Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200, www.bso.org

ROCKPORT MUSIC Rockport has added a handful of additional classical concerts to its 2012 offerings, including a recital this weekend by the German pianist Clemens Teufel, who will perform works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, and Debussy. 8 p.m., Jan. 14. Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. 978-546-7391, www.rockportmusic.org

CONCORD CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY BSO harpist Jessica Zhou joins the Concord Chamber Players on a program that includes works by John Williams, Saint-Saens, and André Previn. 3 p.m., Jan. 15. Concord Academy Performing Arts Center. 978-371-9667, www.concordchambermusic.org

JEREMY EICHLER

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