Tuning in to Radiohead
RADIOHEAD Only lawn seats remain, but that’s better than not seeing Radiohead at all. On tour behind last year’s “The King of Limbs,” the pioneering British band always puts on a show that’s sensory overload, equal parts visual spectacle and sonic assault. May 29, 7:30 p.m. $39.50. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com JAMES REED
POP & ROCK
Seemingly out of nowhere, Skrillex has become one of the most buzzed-about electronic music producers and DJs. His rise led to five Grammy nominations earlier this year, three of which he won (including best dance/electronica album for “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”).
May 25, 8 p.m. $100 (online tickets are sold out, but more will be available at the door). Ocean Club at Marina Bay, 333 Victory Road, Quincy. 617-689-0600, www.ocean
Led by Italian-born multi-instrumentalist Mauro Remiddi, Porcelain Raft creates euphoric electro-pop that sounds like it was recorded in Remiddi’s bedroom but meant to be heard on the dance floor. Be sure to catch the opening set from Boston’s Orca Orca, whose shimmering guitar pop ricochets with echoes of the Feelies. May 30, 9 p.m. $10. T.T. the Bear’s, Cambridge. 617-492-2327,
With a new album, “Internal Logic,” out next week (but already streaming for free at www.
stereogum.com), this San Francisco trio sounds like an acid trip through ’60s girl-group pop straight into ’70s post-punk. May 30, 9 p.m. $10. Great Scott. 617-566-9014, www.ticketweb.com
FOLK, WORLD & COUNTRY
ANICETO MOLINA The Colombian accordionist and singer with the way-cool nickname (“El Tigre Sabanero”) is renowned throughout the Americas — North, Central, and South — for his high-test, drive-’em-to-the-dance-floor version of cumbia. May 27, 8 p.m. $40. Wonderland Ballroom, Revere. 800-345-7000, www.ticketmaster.com
JOE PUG A folk singer who keeps eliciting comparisons to the likes of Prine and, yes, Dylan, Joe Pug used a novel distribution network to kick-start his musical career: He gave away his CD to anyone who asked for it, and he enlisted the askers as his distributors by telling them he’d send as many copies as they wanted. He’d like you to pay for his just-released “The Great Despiser,” though. David Wax Museum co-headlines. May 29, 9 p.m. $15. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000, www.ticket
LUKAS NELSON & PROMISE OF THE REAL He may be Willie’s son, but Lukas Nelson is not just a Willie redux; he offers a harder-edged sound that he calls, simply, American rock ’n’ roll. He shares something of his daddy’s penchant for eclecticism, however, and he’s all over Willie’s latest, contributing some of its finest singing and songwriting moments. May 30, 9 p.m. $10. Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge.
COUNTRY NIGHT AT THE CANTAB Known for a long-running Tuesday bluegrass night that regularly features national as well as local acts, this venue has just added a Wednesday country music counterpart. This week, Kitchen Sink kicks things off, followed by some western swing, courtesy of Odessa Rose. May 30, 8:30 p.m. No cover; $7 donation suggested. Cantab Lounge, Cambridge. 617-354-2685, www.
BRIAN GIRLEY BAND The music of this young Orlando-born, New York-based saxophonist, composer, and arranger is accessibly melodic and underscored with a variety of grooves, ranging from R&B to hard swing. Last year, his quintet released a fine CD, “Faith,” in a nod to his Gospel music roots.
May 24, 9:30 p.m. No cover. Beehive, 541 Tremont St., Boston. 617-423-0069, www.beehiveboston.com
KRISTIN SLIPP The Brooklyn-based vocalist/composer, a Maine native, is best known for her work with guitarist Fred Frith and her avant-pop group Cuddle Magic. But she’s also attracting attention for her unique way with standards. For the first part of this gig, she’ll perform with local alto saxophone eminence Allan Chase and his quartet, recasting Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart, as well as putting a jazz spin on psychedelic/art rock songs by Syd Barrett and Robert Wyatt. Then her standards-based duet with pianist Dov Manski will be heard.
May 25, 8 p.m. $10. Lily Pad,
1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge.
DAVE KELLER The soulful, Vermont-based blues and R&B singer/guitarist is a rising star who has been championed by the likes of Ronnie Earl and Mighty Sam McClain. His latest album, the critically acclaimed “Where I’m Coming From,” was the 2012 winner of the best self-produced CD award at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis. May 26, 7 p.m. $10. Johnny D’s, 17 Holland St., Somerville.
MARIANNE SOLIVAN Over the past few years, Solivan, with her clear, full, alto voice and direct, swinging delivery, has become one of the most talked-about young jazz singers in New York. This show celebrates the release of her debut CD, “Prisoner of Love,” a lovely collection of standards produced by trumpet star Jeremy Pelt and endorsed by bass master Christian McBride. May 29, 8 p.m. $20. Scullers. 617-562-4111, www.scullersjazz.com
GRISEY’S ‘LE NOIR DE L’ETOILE’ Six musicians in residence at Yellow Barn mount a rare outdoor performance of this sweeping percussion work inspired by the rhythmic beating of pulsars as captured by radio telescopes. May 25, 8:16 p.m. (pre-concert discussion at 7:15 p.m.). The Greenwood School, Putney, Vt.
CHAMELEON ARTS ENSEMBLE This dependably thoughtful chamber troupe offers a free family concert titled “Tunes, Tales and Tricksters,” with an instrument petting zoo, and works by Strauss, Mozart, Augusta Read Thomas, and many others.
2 p.m., June 2. Hyde Park Branch
Library. 617-427-8200, www.
CHORUS PRO MUSICA Betsy Burleigh leads Chorus Pro Musica and the Boston Philharmonic in Haydn’s “Creation,” with vocal soloists Mary Wilson, Zachary Wilder, and Paul Guttry. 8 p.m., June 2. Jordan Hall. 617-267-7442, www.choruspro