The ticket: Pop music

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SHOVELS & ROPE  From South Carolina, this feisty husband-and-wife Americana duo (above), who were a big hit at the Newport Folk Festival in July, can part your hair just by the way Cary Ann Hearst belts out a country-blues jam. Lo-fi folkie Shakey Graves is also on the bill. Sept. 14, 7 p.m. Tickets: $18, $15 in advance. Royale. 800-745-3000,

VOLCANO CHOIR   With Justin Vernon on vocals, Volcano Choir is a collaboration between the Bon Iver frontman and Milwaukee’s Collections of Colonies of Bees. The band’s new album, “Repave,” resonates with the spectral beauty Vernon is known for, but it’s shot through with propulsive, exuberant melodies. Sept. 11, 8 p.m. Tickets: $25. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000,

ZOLA JESUS For “Versions,” her new album, this experimental singer-songwriter stripped away her music’s goth and post-punk influences and reimagined it with orchestral swells and fills. She ended up with an album that revealed new shades of older songs that you never imagined would work in a classical context. She’ll be joined by composer JG Thirlwell and the Mivos Quartet. Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20, $18 for students and members. Institute of Contemporary Art. 617-478-3103,