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Critic’s picks: Pop music

Roman Cho

REDBIRD  The members of this trio — Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault (above), and Peter Mulvey — are marquee singer-songwriters in their own right. Together as Redbird, their recordings have a loose, ramshackle charm as they careen through jazz, blues, country, and parlour songs. Their live performances are particularly engaging, which explains this three-night stand. Aug. 13-15, 8 p.m. Tickets: $35. Club Passim. 617-492-7679,

LAURA JANE GRACE  Billed as “Laura Jane Grace Sings the ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues,’ ” the lead singer of the pop-punk band Against Me! is on her first solo tour since coming out as transgender last year. Grace will give a sneak preview of the new Against Me! album by performing acoustic renditions of the songs. Aug. 11, 9 p.m. Tickets: $12. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000,

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BLACK SABBATH  With Ozzy Osbourne once again at the helm, these pioneers of heavy metal have recently reunited (but without founding drummer Bill Ward) behind a new album, “13,” which debuted at No. 1. Early reviews of this new tour have been positive too. Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $37-$142.50. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000,


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