The week ahead: Music

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Twerk time

MILEY CYRUS Just when you thought it was safe not to think about twerking or wagging tongues (I mean, that’s so 2013), Miley is finally on the road behind last year’s “Bangerz.” And she’s bringing two opening acts who know how to get the party started: Icona Pop and Sky Ferreira. Make haste: The show is close to sold out. April 2, 7 p.m. Tickets: $59.50-$89.50. TD Garden. 800-745-3000,


Rock and Pop

DUM DUM GIRLS Dee Dee Penny, the visionary behind Dum Dum Girls, is a force of nature on “Too True,” the band’s new album on Sub Pop that further polishes her visceral indie rock to a sparkle, all clean, angular guitar lines and lustrous vocals that recall Chrissie Hynde. Blouse opens. March 27, 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000,


SHAWN COLVIN & STEVE EARLE If they don’t seem like the most obvious tour mates – she comes from the world of elegant folk-pop; he’s known for his brittle, close-to-the-bone alt-country — consider that Colvin and Earle are both storytellers first and foremost. It turns out the two are longtime friends and admirers, and for this new joint tour they’ll perform together and alone, from their own catalogs as well as songs by other artists. March 28, 8 p.m. Tickets: $39.50. Berklee Performance Center. 617-747-2261,

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JAGWAR MA On last year’s “Howlin,” this Australian trio proved they were serious connoisseurs of pop music, twisting and tweaking all manner of melodies and genres and turning them into sprawling dance tunes rooted in psychedelia. The touchstones run rampant, from the Beach Boys and Beck to Radiohead and fellow Aussies Tame Impala. April 1, 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 800-745-3000,



FIST CITY It’s honky-tonk night this Thursday at the Plough. Could there be a better way to bring that than the music of Loretta Lynn? And could there be a better name for a tribute band to the Coal Miner’s Daughter than the hard-nosed title of her song describing where she’ll send the woman who’s been messing with her man? March 27, 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $5. Plough and Stars, Cambridge. 617-576-0032,

MASTERS OF TRADITION You could also call this a trad supergroup, given the firepower it gathers: Iarla Ó Lionáird on vocals, fiddler Cathal Hayden, Dennis Cahill and Seamie O’Dowd on guitar, Máirtín O’Connor on accordion and David Power on uilleann pipes, all convened by renowned fiddler Martin Hayes with the purpose of conveying the “details and nuances of Irish traditional music.” March 28, 8 p.m. Tickets: $28. Somerville Theatre. 617-876-4275,


GURF MORLIX It’s been a while since the primary reason people knew Morlix’s name was because of his association with Lucinda Williams as producer and sideman. Nowadays, he’s better known for the string of consistently fine albums he’s released on his own, including his latest, “Finds the Present Tense.” Or should be, if he isn’t. March 28, 8 p.m. Tickets: $17. Club Passim, Cambridge. 617-492-7679,

WHEELER BROTHERS/DESERT NOISES A double bill that happens to feature one set of brothers, and one second-generation representative of a famous set of brothers: the Wheeler Brothers have been quickly making a name for themselves on the Austin scene with their bracing roots-rock sound, while Utah’s Desert Noises, which numbers Tyler Osmond (yes, of those Osmonds) among its members, will feed your more straightforwardly rock appetites. March 29, 9:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Great Scott. 800-745-3000,



DR. STANLEY SAGOV & THE REMEMBERING THE FUTURE JAZZ BAND The South Africa-born pianist/composer, physician, and pedagogue celebrates his 70th birthday with alto saxophonist Robert Douglas Gay, saxophonist/vocalist Stan Strickland, trumpeter Mike Peipman, bassist John Lockwood, and drummer Bob Gullotti, with special guest vocalist Wannetta Jackson. March 27, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets: $30. Scullers. 866-777-8932,

TERI ROIGER The seasoned jazz singer with the smoky, contralto voice celebrates the music of one of her primary influences, jazz singer-songwriter supreme Abbey Lincoln, as featured on her latest recording, “Dear Abbey.” With the fine trio of pianist Laszlo Gardony, bassist John Menegon, and drummer Yoron Israel. March 27, 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $10. Ryles, 212 Hampshire St., Cambridge, 617-876-9330,


YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD SAXOPHONE QUARTET Accessibly avant-garde, the World Saxophone Quartet has performed and recorded numerous originals and compositions by jazz greats, including a pioneering exploration of the works of Sun Ra. With Allan Chase (soprano and alto), Cercie Miller (alto), Joel Springer (tenor), and Tom Hall (baritone). March 30, 8 p.m., Tickets: $10. Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St., Cambridge.



BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Chinese pianist Yuja Wang will be the soloist in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 under the baton of Andrew Davis, who also leads the BSO in Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 6, among others. March 27-29, Symphony Hall. 617-266-1200,

BOSTON MODERN ORCHESTRA PROJECT Gil Rose leads his omnivorous new music ensemble in works by Steven Stucky, Donald Crockett, Binna Kim, and Lei Liang. March 28, 8 p.m., Jordan Hall. 781-324-0396,

CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF + LARS VOGT The violinist and pianist come together for a keenly anticipated Celebrity Series recital, with works by Mozart, Bartok, Webern, and Beethoven. March 30, 3 p.m., Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661,

JERUSALEM STRING QUARTET This young but well-traveled ensemble makes its local debut with a program featuring Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet, Brahms’s A-minor Quartet (Op. 51, No. 2), and Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 12. March 29, 8 p.m. Jordan Hall. 617-482-6661,


Wiqan Ang/globe file photo 2006
Jazz pianist Ran Blake.

Blake is back

RAN BLAKE SOLO PIANO Rescheduled after being snowed out last month, New England Conservatory’s inimitable nabob of noir will revisit the repertoire of his 1966 ESP-Disk album “Ran Blake Plays Solo Piano” for this historic concert. April 2, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. Regattabar. 617-395-7757,