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Critic’s picks: Pop music

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SAVAGES A feral intensity informs the recent debut by Savages, an all-female quartet from England. “Silence Yourself” is guttural guitar rock of the highest order: a touch of Sonic Youth here, a bit of Joy Division there. Oct. 15, 8 p.m. Tickets: $17. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000,

PEARL JAM The band’s new album will come out the day Eddie Vedder and company arrive for this two-night stand in Worcester. Already there’s considerable buzz surrounding “Lightning Bolt,” which, at press time, was streaming in its entirety for free on iTunes. Oct. 15-16, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $77. DCU Center, Worcester. 800-745-3000,

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JANELLE MONÁE A soul sister. A funk warrior. A would-be star of her own MGM musical. Monáe is indeed every woman, “The Electric Lady” at the heart of her gloriously caustic new album of the same name. As entertaining as she is on record, that’s nothing compared to the force she unleashes live.Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$45. House of Blues. 800-745-3000,

CYNDI LAUPER  In addition to winning a Tony Award for her work on the Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” Lauper (above) is celebrating another milestone this year: the 30th anniversary of her debut, “She’s So Unusual.” She’ll be performing that album, which spawned ’80s-defining hits such as “Time After Time” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” in its entirety. Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30-$95. Citi Wang Theatre. 866-348-9738,

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