Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
We last saw Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate, Jack’s Mannequin) this summer at House of Blues, but now he’s back as a headliner to own the keys at the Beacham.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Beacham, $25.50-$30
Jazz Roots: Georgia on My Mind
We hope that by opening their jazz series with an affordable ticket and a tribute to a famous civil rights champ like Mr. Ray Charles (he refused to play at segregated venues like Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Georgia) is a sign that the new arts center really is of and for the people. - Brendan O'Connor Read more.
8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, $25.50
Sweet Soul of the ’70s
Revel in one of music’s brightest decades as Cuba Gooding Sr. hosts performances by his group, the Main Ingredient, and other soul icons like the Delfonics and Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.
7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 20-21, at Bob Carr Theater, $82.50-$152.50
Anticipating the band’s newest (due out in 2015) and preparing for this week’s show, we present a ranking of Slayer’s previous efforts, from most devil-glorifying to least. - James Greene Jr. Read more.
7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Hard Rock Live, $37.50-$75.50
Saves the Day
Now is your chance to relive the emo banner album, Through Being Cool, as Saves the Day tours with Say Anything and Reggie and the Full Effect on a three-pronged nostalgia tour, showcasing their most memorable efforts in one angsty dose. Say Anything trots out … Is a Real Boy and Reggie revives 2003’s Under the Tray. Read more.
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at House of Blues, $22.50
Franchise, Unbliterati, Luscious Lisa
Noisy psych, art rock and party rap combine to showcase three great local acts who seldom play and even more seldom play together.
9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Will’s Pub, $5
Come get it. Aaron’s party rushes into Backbooth to get the hearts of those of a certain age Tiger Beat-ing again. Pay extra for a meet-and-greet with Carter (a perfect chance to ask him about that time he beat Shaq). Read more.
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Backbooth, $18-$72
Unless you’re vigilant, you may have missed this added date to Jeezy’s Seen It All tour, but he’s bringing his new album to drop wisdom on Venue 578 before resuming his dates on the West Coast.
10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Venue 578, $50-$60
A half dozen local bands, including Fast Preacher and Sean Shakespeare, form a self-described “melting pot” of sounds from hip-hop to lo-fi and all the soulful/bluesy/shoegazing in between.
8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, at Will’s Pub, $7
Indie rockers Augustana rose to fame after their hit “Boston” made the TV soundtrack circuit, and now frontman Dan Layus trots out the project’s new album, Life Imitating Life.
8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the Social, $20
The rhythmic spoken word of Listener combines the empowering tones of classic punk vocals with a curious brand of indie-rock-inspired musical meanderings to intriguing results.
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Backbooth, $8