Justin Timberlake will perform at TD Garden April 4-5.
Justin Timberlake will perform at TD Garden April 4-5.
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Justin Timberlake gets busy, P!nk gets airborne, and more

KIMBRA The shape-shifting New Zealand singer-songwriter is best known for her cameo on Gotye’s wounded 2011 megahit “Somebody That I Used to Know.” But her solo work is way more vibrant and weirder — her forthcoming album “Primal Heart” whirls through skeletal electro, bravura hip-hop, and archly arranged neo-soul while exhibiting a fierce pop instinct. Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets $20. Paradise Rock Club, Boston. 617-747-2261, www.crossroadspresents.com

BILAL This Philly-born neo-soul polymath has one of the most towering falsettos in R&B (his wrenching version of Prince’s barnburning “The Beautiful Ones” at the 2016 BET Awards was one of that telecast’s most explosive performances), and he exhibits a curious streak that gives an exploratory edge to his elliptical, sensual songs. Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets $25 and up. City Winery, Boston. 617-933-8047, www.citywinery.com/boston

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“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC The master parodist and pop’s greatest proponent of the accordion is calling his 2018 jaunt “The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” — because he’ll be playing the original cuts from his 14-album catalog, which was commemorated in last year’s stupendously designed “Squeeze Box.” But those tracks are just as bonkers and grand as his parodies — check out the 11-minute surrealistic odyssey “Albuquerque,” or the giddy New Wave pastiche “Dare to Be Stupid.” March 4 at 3 and 8 p.m. Tickets $59 and up. The Wilbur. 617-248-9700, www.thewilbur.com


SHOPPING “The Official Body,” the third album from these British agit-punks, is a testament to having fun being a revolutionary act — through quivering basslines and amidst razor-wire guitars, this trio crafts songs about the world’s ever-increasing woes that combine danceable grooves with spirited yell-along choruses. March 1 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets $12. Great Scott. 617-566-9014, www.greatscottboston.com

ROMEO SANTOS The one-time lead vocalist for bachata heartthrobs Aventura, Santos in 2017 released the winsome “Golden,” which showcases his silvery voice over a blend of the traditional Dominican dance music’s staccato guitars and hip-hop-influenced beats; it also flaunts his cross-generational appeal through cameos from Spanish smoothie Julio Iglesias and reggaeton superstars Nicky Jam and Daddy Yankee. March 6-7 at 8 p.m. Tickets $41 and up. Agganis Arena. 617-353-4628, www.agganisarena.com

MIGUEL One of the best live performers in pop — or rock, or soul, or whatever genre he decides to throw into his heady mix — this Los Angeles dreamer’s latest album, “War & Leisure,” balances apocalypse-now missives with ebullient pop (the airy “Pineapple Skies,” the funk-tinged “Caramelo Duro”) that shows off his sky’s-the-limit vocal style. March 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets $38.50 and up. House of Blues, Boston. 888-693-2583, www.houseofblues.com/boston

YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN This Toronto-based group dubs itself a “Noh-Wave prog collective,” but that collision of descriptors only hints at their pummeling, sprawling music, which also incorporates opera, metal, and the amorphous genre of experimentation known as “noise.” “Dirt,” their first album since 2013, is a concept album about a wrecked planet that’s more rallying cry than requiem — which should make their traditionally eye-popping live show even more intense. March 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets $12. Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge. 617-864-3278, www.mideastoffers.com

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Judging by its first two singles, “Man of the Woods,” the fifth album from the Super Bowl halftime-show headliner, may very well be set in a disco-equipped forest — or at least one that has a pipeline to Timbaland’s and the Neptunes’ sound labs. Either way, the ex-boy-bander’s catalog has enough guaranteed body-movers (the glitched-out falsetto showcase “My Love,” the suave “Suit & Tie” — heck, even the end-of-April rallying cry “It’s Gonna Be Me”) for this to be a good time. April 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $55 and up. TD Garden. 617-624-1050, www.tdgarden.com


P!NK Be sure to get your neck muscles ready: This Philly-raised belter is known for flexing her aerialist talents in concert, with her zipping around arenas’ upper echelons giving no-nonsense pop smashes like the quivering “Try,” the blissfully tortured “Just Like A Pill,” and the protest-pop anthem “What About Us” a very literal lift. April 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $47.45 and up. TD Garden. 617-624-1050, www.tdgarden.com

BOSTON 90’S BLOCK PARTY WITH 112, GINUWINE, DRU HILL, and NEXT R&B is on the rise in 2018’s pop landscape, sweetening the pot for this look back with the Atlanta quartet 112 (the sinewy “Peaches & Cream”), the smoldering Ginuwine (the funked-up seduction “Pony”), the Baltimore gospel-soul collective Dru Hill (the Sisqó showcase “In My Bed”), and the Minneapolis steppers Next (the flirty “Too Close”). April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $59.50 and up. Boch Center Wang Theatre. 617-482-9393, www.bochcenter.org