The ticket: Pop music

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN It’s a bit jarring to hear how little Ian McCulloch’s voice has aged on “Meteorites,” Echo & the Bunnymen’s first album in five years (and 12th studio effort since its 1980 debut). With McCulloch (right) and fellow founding member Will Sergeant on board, these pioneering English lads from Liverpool worked with producer Youth on their latest, which retains the sheen and shimmer of their earlier work. Aug. 14, 8 p.m. Tickets: $29.50. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000,

MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY What began in 2008 as a block-party celebration of the electronic-dance music on the Mad Decent label has morphed into a traveling revue. This year’s edition has been plagued by bad news, including two deaths and numerous hospitalizations related to drug use at a recent Maryland stop. The tour soldiers on with this Boston installment, featuring Diplo, DJ Snake, Flosstradamus, Lunice, Vic Mensa, and more. Aug. 10, 3 p.m. Tickets: $49.50-$80. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion. 800-745-3000,

JACCO GARDNER Age and origin have no bearing on Gardner’s work. Apart from his own wild imagination, there’s no explaining how a Dutch singer and multi-instrumentalist in his mid-20s summoned the psychedelic wonder and whimsy of 1960s acts such as the Zombies and Syd Barrett on his debut, last year’s overlooked “Cabinet of Curiosities.” Aug. 14, 9 p.m. Tickets: $12. Great Scott. 800-745-3000,