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BBU Presents The Gibson Brothers in Concert on January 12.
BBU Presents The Gibson Brothers in Concert on January 12.


Brotherly music

Growing up on a dairy farm near the Adirondacks, Eric Gibson had two ambitions. On the band website for the Gibson Brothers, he says, “I either wanted to pitch at Yankee Stadium or play at the Grand Ole Opry . . .” One outta two ain’t bad, and neither is the list of awards bestowed on him and his brother Leigh. Recent honors from the International Bluegrass Music Association include entertainers of the year, 2011 album of the year (for “Help My Brother”), and vocal group of the year. Their concert presented by the Boston Bluegrass Union also features Mike Compton and Joe Newberry. Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. $27, $15 student rush. National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington. 781-782-2251,


Keys man For many of the last 10 years, British pianist Paul Lewis has focused on Beethoven. Now, the acclaimed musician is concentrating on Schubert. The Celebrity Series presents his Boston debut featuring Schubert’s Sonata No. 19 in C minor, Sonata No. 20 in A major, and Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major. Jan. 12, 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. 617-482-6661,

World of guitars Acoustic string masters are featured in the touring festival International Guitar Night. Martin Taylor plays music from Scotland; Solorazaf from Madagascar melds vocalizations, rhythm guitar, and foot percussion; and American Brian Gore presents his own unique solo guitar style. Jan. 12, 8 p.m. $28. Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. 508-647-0097,


Send in the clown Rights issues have kept the films of French comedian, illustrator, and filmmaker Pierre Étaix from wide distribution until recently. At the retrospective The Films of Pierre Étaix, see five features and three shorts from 1961-1971 including “Yoyo,” “The Great Love,” “The Suitor,” and “Happy Anniversary.” Through Jan. 18. Screenings Jan. 12 at 12:45, 2:45 p.m.; Jan. 13 at 11:15 a.m.,
3 p.m. $8-$11, $7-$9 students and seniors. Museum of Fine Arts,
465 Huntington Ave., Boston. 800-440-6975,

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Here come the souls They call themselves the London Souls, but the band headed by guitarist Tash Neal is based in NYC. The up-and-coming rock ’n’ rollers, who get their inspiration from classic rock outfits like Led Zeppelin and the Beatles, come to town in support of their new record, “Here Come the Girls.” Jan. 12, 8 p.m. $12, $10 advance. Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St., Boston. 617-747-2261,


Twinning On her record “Castor, The Twin,” rapper/singer Dessa, a member of the hip-hop collective Doomtree, offers up reworked versions of previously released tunes. Hear the new sound when she visits Boston with a band featuring stand-up bass, viola, piano, vibraphone, mandolin, and timpani. The concert will also feature tracks from Dessa’s upcoming spring 2013 release. Jan. 13, 7 p.m. doors. $13-$15. The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Cambridge. 800-745-3000,

For the record We try not to hoard, but those old photographs from our grandmother’s wedding, the newspaper clippings from dear old dad’s childhood, and our beloved baby pictures are worth saving. At Ask the Archivist, Sara Goldberg tells you how to preserve those precious family photographs and papers. Bring samples for a short consultation. Jan. 13, noon-5 p.m. Free. Jackson Homestead, 527 Washington St., Newton. 617-796-1450,