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Critic’s picks: Pop music

SUPERGROUP FOR RIGHT TURN An unlikely, star-studded mix of performers is on tap for this benefit for Right Turn, an Arlington facility that offers outpatient treatment and housing options for those struggling with addiction. Joan Osborne, Trombone Shorty, Paula Cole, Evan Dando, and Glen David Andrews anchor a lineup that also includes G.E. Smith, Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Chris Trapper (the Push Stars), Shea Rose, and James Montgomery, among others. Comedian Steve Sweeney will host. Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40-$100. Royale. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

DRAKE Soft and seductive, “Hold On, We’re Going Home” is all over the radio, but it’s hardly the best track from “Nothing Was the Same.” Drake’s new album puts the rapper’s lyrical flow against a heavy backdrop of throbbing bass and industrial beats. R&B singer Miguel and rising rapper Future are in the opening slots. Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Tickets: $47.25-$97.25. TD Garden. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

BIG FREEDIA All this talk about twerking — and Miley Cyrus’s appropriation of it — has put the spotlight back on Big Freedia (left), who’s considered the queen of bounce music, the New Orleans scene that begat twerking. A Big Freedia show is all about the audience: Don’t be surprised if you’re pulled onstage to see how well you shimmy and shake. Local musician and DJ Nathanael Bluhm will get the party started. Oct. 31, 9 p.m. Tickets: $18, $16 in advance. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

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