The New Sam Rivers' RivBea Orchestra
This 16-piece jazz ensemble carries on the adventurous legacy of mentor/iconoclast Sam Rivers, in the somewhat offbeat environs of Will's Pub.
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Will's Pub, $7-$10
Death Cab for Cutie
Veteran indie poppers still crazy after all these years, hitting the road again behind new album Kintsugi, and unfortunately still answering questions about Zooey Deschanel.
7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Hard Rock Live, $35-$75
Total warcore from a young Boston duo that falls somewhere between Unsane and Fear Factory. Wicked heavy.
7 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Bombshell's Tavern, $8-$10
Father John Misty
Former Fleet Fox J. Tillman is no doubt gonna pack 'em in like sardines at the Beacham with his neu-Nilsson pop adventures. (If you'd like to join that throng, you're going to have to haunt StubHub at this point.)
6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Beacham, $25-$35 (sold out)</p>
Respect due. Erstwhile Toad the Wet Sprocket frontman Phillips could be wringing every last dollar out of the nostalgia circuit; instead he's touring behind a suite of sad, stately solo songs.
8 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Backbooth, $20
Sole Florida engagement for this young Washington, D.C., rapper who recently released his Gleesh mixtape, showing off a deep, confident flow and stern tales of DMV life.
9 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Venue 578, $17-$22
Jonny Craig, Tilian, Kurt Travis
This package tour is kinda like a post-hardcore Rat Pack, as three former vocalists in Dance Gavin Dance do their solo things on the same bill. Surreal.
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Backbooth, $15