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    The week ahead: Music

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    BSO opens at Tanglewood

    TANGLEWOOD The BSO’s summer season opens on Saturday with a spotlight on soprano Renée Fleming (pictured), who performs an all-American program of a wider range than usual — from John Adams’s “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” to selections from “South Pacific” — with William Eddins and Rob Fischer conducting. On Sunday July 6, Israeli conductor Asher Fisch returns with Liszt and Wagner alongside Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Garrick Ohlsson as soloist. Lenox. 617-266-1200,


    POP & ROCK

    CHRONIXX At 21, the Jamaican reggae singer born Jamar Rolando McNaughton Jr. is already something of an old pro: He recorded his first song at 11 and notched two big hits last year (“Smile Jamaica” and “Here Comes Trouble”). Widely seen as a leader in a movement indebted to reggae’s rootsy origins, Chronixx is touring behind a new EP, “Dread & Terrible.” July 4, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000,


    AU REVOIR SIMONE A decade into their career, the three women behind Au Revoir Simone have built a remarkably consistent and catchy catalog of electro-pop that beats with a lot of heart and soul. On last year’s “Move in Spectrums,” they kept the hooks especially sharp on jams like “Crazy.” July 5, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000,

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    HUNDRED WATERS You can think of a Hundred Waters song as the entire life cycle of a storm. It’s all there, from the build-up of gloomy melodies through the euphoric climax to the return of ambient serenity. The Florida-bred art-rock ensemble comes to town behind a new album, “The Moon Rang Like a Bell.” July 6, 9 p.m. Tickets: $15, $13 in advance. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 800-745-3000,

    THE KILLS Every time I’ve seen Alison Mosshart sing, with the Kills and the Dead Weather, the effect has always been the same: Man, whoever messed with her is in serious trouble tonight. Mosshart, who fronts the Kills with Jamie Hince, storms the stage with a manic energy that simmers until it suddenly explodes. No stranger to visceral songs herself, Boston rocker Thalia Zedek will open the show. July 8, 7 p.m. Tickets: $25. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000,



    TEXAS PICKLES AND HER HOT DAWGS Miss Pickles sees her vocation as more than just singing: She offers relationship advice via the songs of Lovesick Blues Boy Hank Williams and King of Western Swing Bob Wills. That may not cure what ails you, but all those honky-tonk songs about broken hearts will surely make you feel better. July 3, 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. Lilypad, Cambridge. 617-955-7729.


    NEW BEDFORD FOLK FESTIVAL The annual Independence Weekend event returns for its 19th edition with the diverse folk flavors of Chris Smither, Poor Old Shine, John Gorka, Craig Bickhardt, Kate Campbell, Cliff Eberhardt, and many more. The Everly Brothers get celebrated Saturday night, and there’s a Celtic-themed close on Sunday. July 5 and 6, 11 a.m. Tickets: $20-$25. Zeiterion Performing Arts Center; Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford. 774-309-0216.

    AMERICANA MONDAYS Hosted by Boston-based singer-songwriter Greg Klyma, this weekly opportunity for practitioners both local and otherwise of the wide-body genre began in July 2013; one year and one venue change later, it’s still going strong. That’s a fact worth celebrating, and this week’s installment will do so. July 7, 8 p.m. Tickets: no cover. P.A.’s Lounge, Somerville. 617-776-1557.

    LA SANTA CECILIA Named after the patron saint of musicians and hailing from the City of Angels, this Mexican-American band funnels a dizzying array of styles into its explosive international pop, bringing together cumbia, bolero, and other Latin strains its members were exposed to at home with the ska, soul, rock, and blues they heard on the radio, in the clubs, and on the street. July 8, 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster .com



    ELI’S ALL-STARS Classically-trained tuba player Eli Newberger is a true polymath: multi-instrumentalist, pediatrician, author, and cofounder in 1970 of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. His band features trumpeter Bo Winiker, clarinetist/tenor saxophonist Ted Casher, banjo player Jimmy Mazzy, and drummer Jeff Guthery performing “contemporary classic jazz.” July 3, 7 p.m. Sherborn Inn, 33 North Main St., Sherborn. Tickets: $20. 508-655-5921, www.sherborninn .com


    CHERYL ARENA BAND Boston native Arena, whose harmonica chops have been praised by no less an authority than Charlie Musselwhite, has been a big draw in these parts and elsewhere for years, for her hotshot harp artistry, soulful singing, fine songwriting, and ace bandleading. July 4, 8:30 p.m. Smoken Joe’s BBQ, 351 Washington St., Brighton. No cover. 617-254-5227,

    ANGEL GITTENS & THE GEORGE RUSSELL, JR. TRIO Sultry singer Gittens fronts pianist Russell Jr.’s trio — with bassist Winston Maccow and drummer Macson Maccow — for an evening of groove-oriented, gospel-infused jazz, aerated by a cool breeze from the Carribean. July 8, 7:30 p.m. Jocko’s Jazz at the Sahara Club, 34 Bates St., Methuen. Tickets: $10. 603-898-1591, www.jockos

    MATTHEW SHIPP & MICHAEL BISIO Thoughtful, challenging, and melodic free jazz from pensive and powerful pianist Shipp accompanied by Bisio’s seasoned and sinewy bass playing. July 9, 8 p.m. Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St., Cambridge. Tickets: $20. 617-876-0860.



    YELLOW BARN This intimate Vermont chamber music festival has become known for programming that juxtaposes old and new music with particular imagination. Friday’s opening night offers a characteristic selection of works by Brett Dean, Salvatore Sciarrino, Conlon Nancarrow, Elliott Carter, Weill, and Paganini — and that’s just the first half. On the second half, pianist Gilbert Kalish takes on Ives’s landmark “Concord” Sonata. July 4, 8 p.m., Big Barn, Putney, Vt. 800-639-3819,

    ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and marimbist Mika Yoshida Stoltzman team up for works by Bach, Ravel, John Zorn, and Chick Corea on July 6. Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. 978-546-7391,

    ASTON MAGNA The early music festival presents works by Dowland, Lawes, Lanier, Purcell, and Blow, with Deborah Rentz-Moore (mezzo-soprano) and David Ripley (baritone). July 3 at Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University; July 5 at Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington. 800-875-7156,