The ticket: Pop music

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DRAKE & LIL WAYNE The mentor teams up with the protégé on this joint tour that finds the two rappers at decidedly different stages of their careers. In between albums, Wayne (pictured) is expected to release “Tha Carter V” in late October, and has hinted that it will be his final album. Meanwhile, Drake is on a victory lap for last year’s “Nothing Was the Same.” Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Tickets: $35-$149.50. Xfinity Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000,

CHEAP TRICK If you can think of a better way to spend a Wednesday night than singing “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “The Flame” at full throttle in a club with a bunch of strangers, more power to you. The rest of us will see you afterward. Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Tickets: $37-$49.50. House of Blues. 800-745-3000,

BRIDGET EVERETT Her delicious take on alternative cabaret — once described as a cross between Bette Midler and Divine — has made Everett an underground sensation in New York. It’s also given her a well-earned reputation for raising eyebrows. Her show at Oberon, a return engagement after performing there last year, comes with a disclaimer on the venue’s website: “This is an 18-plus show due to strong language, explicit content, and potential nudity.” Say no more. Aug. 27, 8 p.m. Tickets: $30, $25 in advance. Oberon. Cambridge. 617-547-8300,

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