Biebs is back
Insider’s tip: Bring some earplugs for when the Biebs makes his grand entrance. When he was last in Boston, also at the Garden, back in November, Bieber descended from overhead wearing a giant pair of wings. And from there the show was a nonstop spectacle of an artist in transition from teen pop to more adult-oriented R&B. July 20, 7 p.m.
Tickets: $42.50-$92.50. TD Garden. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
Pop & Rock
EAGLES Let the singalongs commence: “Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Desperado,” “Tequila Sunrise,” “Lyin’ Eyes.” The legendary California rockers are back on the road, armed with those hits along with newer material from 2007’s country-flavored “Long Road Out of Eden.” July 19, 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50-$205. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com
On “Surfer’s Paradise,” his new album released this week, the rising teen pop star makes a strong case that he’s Australia’s answer to Justin Bieber, with whom Simpson has recently toured. Like Bieber, Simpson first grabbed the spotlight by recording songs at home and posting them on YouTube. July 20, 3 p.m. Tickets: $39.50.
House of Blues. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com
AMERICANARAMA FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
Bob Dylan is the ringleader of this multi-artist festival whose name makes it sound like a circus sideshow. Playing from his most recent album, last year’s justly acclaimed “Tempest,” in addition to his deep back catalog, Dylan will be joined by Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and Ryan Bingham. July 20, 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $30-$90. Comcast Center,
Folk, World & Country
MR. HO'S ORCHESTROTICA comes in two flavors: the “world's only 22-piece Esquivel space-age pop band” and a “global jazz and exotic chamber music quartet.” It's the more slender cross-genre assemblage (slightly expanded to quintet size) that plays Friday as part of its "Exotic Sounds of Summer" tour. July 19, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $16. Regattabar. 617-395-7757, www.regattabarjazz.com
STEEL MAGNOLIA When you're in a musical duo with your romantic partner and you break up, chances are good that your other partnership ends as well. For a while, that was apparently the case for Steel Magnolia, but the country pop duo has reconvened, at least for touring purposes. July 19, 9 p.m. Tickets: $18. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
SPENCER LIVINGSTON AND COURTNEY JONES These young folk artists — he leans more indie, she’s more poppy — are the first signings to former Boston musician Peter Malick's newly launched record label. Malick brings them to his hometown to celebrate their new releases and his new label. July 21, 8 p.m. Tickets: $5. Wonder Bar. 617-351-2665, www.wonderbarboston.com. July 22, Club Passim, Cambridge.
NEW COUNTRY REHAB Our neighbors to the north always seem to come up with their own take on roots music, and this Toronto band is no exception. As their name suggests, their aim is to come up with something new by refurbishing the old. July 24, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Club Passim, Cambridge. 617-492-7679. www.passim.org
Jazz, Blues & Cabaret
SEMENYA MCCORD’S TRIBUTE TO BILLIE HOLIDAY The beloved vocalist and educator returns to her stomping ground to sing the songs of Lady Day, narrated by WGBH’s Eric Jackson. 8 p.m. July 20. $17-$20. Amazing Things Arts Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-2787, www.amazingthings.org
MATT SCHOFIELD BAND Born in 1977, he’s perhaps the best European blues guitarist of his generation. In 2007,
Guitar & Bass magazine named him one of the top 10 British blues guitarists of all time. And he’s a British Blues Awards Hall of Famer, after garnering the “Guitarist of the Year” award in 2010, ’11, and ’12. 8 p.m. July 20. $20-$25. The Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Route 2A, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or 877-536-7190, www.bullrunreataurant.com
HEY RIM JEON & FRIENDS A native of Seoul, South Korea, the classically-trained pianist/composer fell under jazz’s spell after hearing Oscar Peterson and went on to study at Berklee, where she is now a professor. She and her Korean-influenced jazz fusion have been featured on Public Radio International’s “The World.” 8:15 p.m. July 24. $8-$12.
Berklee Performance Center. 617-747-2261, www.berklee.edu/BPC
TANGLEWOOD This week brings an Ozawa Hall recital by Bryn Terfel (July 18), who will also take up the role of Wotan in the BSO’s performance (July 20) of Act III from Wagner’s “Die Walküre.” (Katarina Dalayman sings Brünnhilde, Amber Wagner is Sieglinde, and Lothar Koenigs conducts.) On Friday, Vladimir Jurowski leads the BSO in more Wagner alongside works by Liszt and Beethoven. And on Sunday, Pinchas Zukerman partners with soloists drawn from the orchestra in works by Bach, Telemann,
and Vivaldi. Lenox. 617-266-1200, www.tanglewood.org
SONS OF LIBERTY FESTIVAL The ambitious festival enters a final weekend densely packed with concerts, many of them featuring local performers including the Oriana Consort, the Longwood Opera, the Voci Angelica Trio, and Duo Orfeo. Through July 21. Church on the Hill and Church of the Covenant. www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/370386
MONADNOCK MUSIC Soprano Barbara Quintiliani and pianist Steven Eldredge offer a recital on Saturday night in the Peterborough Town House, and on Sunday, the Monadnock Chamber Players bring works by Michael Daugherty and Stravinsky to the Francestown Old Meeting House. 800-868-9613, www.monadnockmusic.org
MARLBORO MUSIC The venerable Vermont-based festival is up and running on its usual schedule, with performances this Saturday night (works by Haydn, Hindemith, Chausson, and Ravel) and Sunday afternoon (works by Schumann, Mozart, and Brahms). Marlboro, Vt.
Correction: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this story misstated performance dates for Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica and for Spencer Livingston and Courtney Jones.