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Straight on to Mansfield

HEART Just think: What better way to kick-start summer than with the blistering riffs Ann and Nancy Wilson will play on their latest tour, which comes on the heels of a new album, “Fanatic,” and the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April. With Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience in the opening set. June 28, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25-$86. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000, JAMES REED


BROWN BIRD BENEFIT What was supposed to be Brown Bird’s release show for its terrific new album, “Fits of Reason,” has turned into a more poignant affair. Brown Bird’s Dave Lamb is being treating for leukemia, which has prompted the Rhode Island duo to suspend their tour. In the meantime, their friends have stepped in to channel the intense energy Brown Bird unleashes onstage: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons, Tallahassee, and Coyote Kolb are all on the bill. June 27, 9 p.m. Tickets: $15. Brighton Music Hall. 800-745-3000,

COME Timed to the new 20th anniversary deluxe reissue of “11:11,” its influential debut on Matador Records, this Boston-bred band is back together for a handful of its occasional reunion gigs. The two-disc reissue includes the original album, plus a live recording from the 1992 Vermonstress Festival. June 27,
9 p.m. Tickets: $17. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 800-745-3000,

CAYUCAS The cartoon characters on the cover of Cayucas’ new debut, “Bigfoot,” look like they’re en route to the beach, riding on bicycles with colored spokes. That’s right in line with the summery sounds this indie-pop band from California espouses. July 3, 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. Great Scott. 617-566-9014,


TIM ERIKSEN The former Cordelia's Dad frontman calls the music he makes “hardcore Americana.” It incorporates — among other things — idiosyncratic interpretations of trad folk from New England to Southern Appalachia via banjos, fiddles, guitars and baja sextos, and strands of Sacred Harp singing and a cappella vocals. This evening, for the first time, he’s playing a solo electric show. June 27, 7 p.m. Free. Arts at the Armory, Somerville. 617-718-2191,


TWANGVILLE FESTIVAL The folks at the more-or-less alt-country Twangville blog take over the Lizard Lounge for a nice little two-day expression of their sort of music. The lineup leans local — Session Americana, Bill Janovitz, Joe Fletcher, and Sarah Borges — but adds a couple of out-of-town ringers in Stephen Kellogg and Kevin Gordon. June 28 and 29, 9 p.m. Tickets: $15 each night. Lizard Lounge, Cambridge. 800-838-3006,

TIM MCGRAW You know that summer has arrived when the big boys of mainstream country start rolling through local sheds and stadiums with their package tours in tow. Tim McGraw makes his annual visit this Saturday on his “Two Lanes of Freedom” tour, promoting a new record on a new label. He’s accompanied by Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft. June 29, 7 p.m. Tickets: $33.50-
$73.25. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000,


SLAID CLEAVES He was born and raised in Portland, Maine, but left for Texas 22 years ago and has long since become a son of the Lone Star State, as the serial name-checking of “Texas Love Song,” from his fine new album, “Still Fighting the Last War,” indicates. He’s also become one of the premier examples of that distinctive type, the Texas singer-songwriter. July 1, 8 p.m. Tickets: $28. Club Passim, Cambridge. 617-492-7679, STUART MUNRO


LARRY GOLDINGS, PETER BERNSTEIN & BILL STEWART Hammond B3 burner Goldings, versatile guitarist Bernstein, and hard-swinging drummer Stewart comprise one of the most acclaimed organ trios of the past two decades, embracing the classic format and extending it into the 21st century. June 27, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Regattabar. 617-395-7757,

SONNY LANDRETH Best known for his impressive, satisfying, and unique style of blues slide guitar, the Louisiana-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter is a favorite of no less than Eric Clapton. June 27, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25-$28. Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River. 508-324-1926,

DIANE SCHUUR Among the few household names in today’s jazz, the acclaimed vocalist and pianist’s latest show honors two of her mentors: Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz. With Don Braden on saxophones and the marvelous rhythm section of pianist Alan Broadbent, bassist Ben Wolfe, and drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. June 28-29, 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets: $30. Scullers. 617-562-4111,

HARVEY DIAMOND, JOE HUNT & HOWARD BROFSKY Talk about seasoned veterans! Pianist Diamond was among the last disciples of the late, great Lennie Tristano; drummer Hunt was a member of the Stan Getz Quartet and the Bill Evans Trio in the 1960s; and trumpeter Brofsky — a professor emeritus of music at Queens College in New York, where he was instrumental in establishing the Louis Armstrong House and Archives — has played with Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, and Dexter Gordon, among others. June 29,
4 p.m. Tickets: $10. 1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge.


ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Next up at Rockport, pianist David Deveau joins the Boston Symphony Chamber Players (June 27), the young players of the Vega Quartet survey works by Haydn and Beethoven (June 28), cellist Sergey Antonov appears in recital (June 29), and pianist Joyce Yang fills in (June 30) for Dubravka Tomsic, who has canceled her appearance due to injury. Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. 978-546-7391,


MOHAWK TRAIL CONCERTS Tenor William Hite sings works by Poulenc and Britten on a program that also includes chamber music by Rossini and Verdi. June 28-29. Federated Church, Charlemont. 413-625-9511,

ASTON MAGNA The admired soprano Dominique Labelle returns as vocal soloist in a program that features a Bach cantata and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 alongside works for viola da gamba by Marin Marais. June 27, 8 p.m., Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University; June 29, 8 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts, Great Barrington. 800-875-7156,

TANGLEWOOD The Spanish conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos presides over the BSO's opening pair of concerts next weekend, with an all-Tchaikovsky program on Friday (Joshua Bell is soloist), and Mahler's Symphony No. 3 on Saturday. Keith Lockhart and the Pops perform on Sunday. July 5-6, Lenox, 617-266-1200, JEREMY EICHLER