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Pop & Rock

BLEACHERS Jack Antonoff is one of pop’s most in-demand producers these days — he helped mastermind the hit machine that was Taylor Swfit’s “1989” and worked with New Zealand prodigy Lorde on her just-released “Melodrama.” On “Gone Now,” his second album under the alias Bleachers, he proffers meticulously arranged, high-density music that takes as many cues from show tunes’ hyper-articulate emotionalism as it does from the New Wave era’s synthy splendor and Kanye West’s adventures with Autotune. June 20, 7 p.m. $26. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 617-547-5200,

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES / TEARS FOR FEARS Listening to the iHeart app’s Classic American Top 40 station — a 24-hour run of Casey Kasem-hosted countdowns from the ’70s and ’80s — is a great lesson in just how much Daryl Hall & John Oates’s prismatic take on the Philadelphia Sound defined pop during the late 20th century, whether on the minimalist paranoia of “Private Eyes” or the glittery longing of “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).” With the British duo Tears for Fears, whose kitchen-sink approach resulted in thrillingly bent anthems like the thundering “Head Over Heels” and the psych-tinged fantasia “Sowing the Seeds of Love.” June 24, 7 p.m. $35-$129.50. TD Garden. 800-745-3000,


LUKE BRYAN The always-up-for-fun country heartthrob is putting his down-home lifestyle up front on his latest tour, which is named after his banjo-assisted stomp “Huntin’, Fishin’, And Lovin’ Every Day.” June 24, 7 p.m. $35 and up. Xfinity Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000,

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Folk & World

SERA CAHOONE Cahoone’s latest country-folk serving, “From Where I Started,” begins with a song that points to what she’s left behind as well as where she started: “First years I ever played my songs for anyone/My back was toward them and I sang down to the ground/Got so tired of being nervous that I finally turned around.” She faces front Sunday; Patrick Coman opens. June 18, 7 p.m. $12. ONCE Lounge, Somerville. 877-987-6487.

COCO HAMES/LITTLE BANDIT Longtime pals Coco Hames and Little Bandit frontman Alex Caress pair up for what they’ve dubbed the “Tennessee Two” tour. Memphian Hames has moved from the rock ’n’ roll of her former group the Ettes to a more gentrified (as in Bobbie Gentry) sound; Nashville’s Little Bandit play classic country with contemporary concerns and a little bit of snark. June 18, 10 p.m. $10. Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge. 800-838-3006.

DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN Back in the day, the Alvin brothers fought as only brothers can, which had something to do with their parting musical ways. But brothers get older, and things can change; their resumption of a partnership that first bore fruit in the Blasters has now lasted three years and produced two albums. June 22, 9 p.m. $25. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 888-929-7849.



Jazz & Blues

TIERNEY SUTTON The versatile vocalist, a seven-time Grammy nominee, has become known for her uncompromising jazz interpretations of pop songs, from the compositions of Joni Mitchell on her 2013 album “After Blue” to her latest venture, “The Sting Variations,” the focus of this gig. June 22, 7:30 p.m. $27-$35. Regattabar. 617-395-7757,

GINA SICILIA The Philadelphian singer-songwriter is among the most arresting female blues voices to emerge in recent years. Catch this rising star on the only Massachusetts stop of her current tour as she kicks off WZLX Music Director Carter Alan’s new Beverly Blues Series. June 23, 8 p.m. $20-$25. 9 Wallis St., Beverly.

DANIEL CARTER/JEFF PLATZ QUARTET Mandorla Music Series presents New York City-based free jazz multi-instrumentalist Carter, who’s played saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet with everyone from William Parker and Matthew Shipp to Thurston Moore and Yo La Tengo. He’ll be joined by frequent collaborator Platz on guitar, plus bassist Damon Smith and drummer Matt Crane. June 24, 8 p.m. $15. Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville.,




CHAMELEON ARTS ENSEMBLE The chamber group plays an “All B’s!” program of Beethoven, Bartok, Berio, and Bloch’s rarely performed First Piano Quintet. June 18, 5 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport. 978-546-7391,

AN EVENING WITH PHILIP GLASS AND MATT HAIMOVITZ The distinguished composer, who turned 80 earlier this year, joins the venturesome cellist for an evening of solos and duos for cello and piano, including the world premiere of Glass’s Partita No. 2 for Solo Cello. June 22, 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. 978-745-9500,

ASTON MAGNA Late Mozart is the order of the day for the early music festival, including the Divertimento for string trio (K. 563), the Adagio and Fugue for strings (K.546), and the Clarinet Quintet (K. 581). June 22-24, various locations. 888-492-1283,




RIPCORD Nancy E. Carroll and Annie Golden portray mismatched nursing home roommates who keep upping the ante in their attempt to win a bet until it becomes an intensely personal competition. This comedy by gifted South Boston native David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole,’’ “Good People’’) aims to, and does, hit close to the bone. Directed by Jessica Stone. Through July 2. Huntington Theatre Company. Wimberly Theatre, Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts. 617-266-0800,

THE EFFECT In this New England premiere of a play by Lucy Prebble (“Enron’’), Lindsay Crouse and Brad Hall portray physicians in a medical research center who give a new antidepressant to a pair of volunteers as part of a controlled drug test. When the volunteers, played by Mickey Solis and Susannah Hoffman, fall for each other, they aren’t sure if they’re feeling true love or simply the effects of the drug. Directed by Sam Weisman. June 16-July 8. Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester. 978-281-4433,

CAMELOT Spiro Veloudos directs a sharp and streamlined production of the Lerner & Loewe musical that offers close-up, human-scale intimacy and a showcase for three performers who have the chops to make that intimacy mean something: Ed Hoopman as Arthur, Maritza Bostic as Guenevere, and Jared Troilo as Lancelot. Through June 25. Lyric Stage Company of Boston. 617-585-5678,



THE FESTIVAL OF US, YOU, WE, & THEM They’ll be literally dancing in the streets for this Dance Complex festival, with flash mobs and pop-up performances to celebrate the venerated organization’s 25th-anniversary year. The three-day event combines a welcoming open house with teacher/student concerts, an arts gallery, and festive spontaneous creations that organizers hope will highlight the inclusive, humanizing power of dance and the arts. Many events are free. June 23-25. Dance Complex, Cambridge. 617-547-9363,

PILOBOLUS DANCE THEATER Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival commissioned a new site-specific work from the legendary troupe to kick off the festival’s free Inside/Out performance series. “On the Nature of Things,” which explores the cycles of nature, will be presented in a rare three-day run on the open-air Henry J. Leir Stage. June 21-23, Free. Jacob’s Pillow, Becket. 413-243-0745,

LUMINARIUM DANCE COMPANY This highly-respected troupe celebrates its seventh anniversary with a gala evening that includes the expected refreshments, auctions, and raffles, but also special performances, including dancers as moving sculptures navigating throughout the crowd. June 24, $20-$30. The Armory, Somerville. 617-477-4494,



SUSAN JANE BELTON: STUDIO ERUPTION: RECENT PAINTINGSIn a logical evolution, the coffee cups that Belton once depicted in individual portraits (a pop-art investigation of branding) have now accumulated in heaps and overflow their canvases. They’ve taken over. Through July 5. Miller Yezerski Gallery, 460 Harrison Ave. 617-262-0550,

JACEK VON HENNEBERG: EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY This local architect, who died in 2015, was a young artist when the Nazis invaded his native Poland. He joined the resistance, survived POW camps, fought with the British in Italy — and vividly recorded it all in sketchbooks. Through June 30. Childs Gallery, 169 Newbury St. 617-266-1108,

VIBRATIONS: A SOUND EXPERIENCE Artists MJ Caselden and Derek Hoffend use sculpture and space to create interactive, contemplative sound installations, works that resonate in response to magnetic fields and strive to spark shifts in consciousness. Through July 2. Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain. 617-522-6710,



CHINA’S 8 BROKENS: PUZZLES OF THE TREASURED PAST The hyper-realist, collage-like paintings here, depicting torn book pages and more, were trendy among the Chinese middle class starting in the mid-19th century. The show also spotlights contemporary work by Geng Xuezhi. Through Oct. 29. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. 617-267-9300,

HANS HOFMANN: WORKS ON PAPER Think of Hofmann, and his brash, lively mid-century abstract paintings come to mind. This deep dive into a more intimate medium provides a different lens into his processes and career. Through Sept. 3. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland, Maine. 207-775-6148,

THE CURIOUS MAGIC OF VARUJAN BOGHOSIAN Sixty works span Boghosian’s career. The artist, now in his 80s, crafts eloquent, surrealist collages, a practice that extends into three dimensions with sculptures made from found objects. Through Sept. 4. Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St., Manchester, New Hampshire. 603-669-6144,




EDDIE IZZARD The improvisational stand-up is doing a short tour in support of his new autobiography, “Believe Me.” He’ll do some comedy, but also share from the book and answer audience questions. June 22, 7 p.m. $55-$65. John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston.

JOSH WOLF AND FRIENDS Former Boston comic and “Chelsea Lately” regular and current “Fairly Normal” podcast host Josh Wolf returns to work on some new routines with some as-yet unannounced guests for these free midweek shows. June 21, 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Free. Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St., Boston. 617-725-2844,

JELLY: THE UNTELEVISED COMEDY VARIETY SHOW Emily Ruskowski headlines this month’s edition of “Jelly,” which features drag performer Kamden T. Rage, improv/sketch troupe Bodega, and stand-up Dawn Smith. Hosted by Nonye Brown-West with announcer Harry Gordon. June 22, 9 p.m. $10. ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St., Cambridge. 617-576-1253,



Father’s Day Bluegrass BBQ Appleton Farms really covered their bases with this one. There’s beer and barbecue for the parents, lawn games and farm animals for the kids, and live bluegrass music for everyone. Father’s Day is about relaxation, and this is about as relaxing as it comes. Even if rain plays spoiler, the farm is ready to go with a big tent and barn. June 18, 4-7 p.m. $30. Appleton Farms, 219 County Rd., Ipswich. 978-356-5728.

Summer Kick-Off at the Davis Museum After the long winter and positively dreary spring we just suffered through, the arrival of summer is something worth celebrating. There might not be a better place to have that celebration than at the Davis Museum, which will be ready to entertain with a treasure hunt, arts and crafts, food trucks, and a museum tour. June 22, 5-7 p.m. Free. Davis Museum, 106 Central St., Wellesley. 781-283-2051.

Free Fun Friday at the Sports Museum In terms of words that start with the letter “F,” there might not be a better trio than “free,” “fun,” and “Friday.” Somehow, someway, the Sports Museum has managed to fit all three into one single event. The kids will get to shoot hoops on the same court that Isaiah Thomas balls out on, take pictures with their favorite mascots, and participate in a scavenger hunt. June 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way. 617-624-1234.

Alex Frandsen


June 30 R5 at Paradise Rock Club

July 7, 8 Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at TD Garden

July 8 Idina Menzel at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

July 10 The Moody Blues at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

July 13 Boston at TD Garden

July 16 Taking Back Sunday at House of Blues

July 19 Ride at Royale

July 22 Kendrick Lamar at TD Garden

Lexi Peery

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