Sunday, 22 May 2016

The ticket: Pop music, May 22, 2016

Four Tet

The ticket: Pop Music
Sunday, May 22, 2016

WEAKENED FRIENDS This snappy Portland, Maine, trio came in second place at this year's Rock 'n' Roll Rumble, earning a spot in the competition's not-winners pantheon alongside Mission of Burma, the Lemonheads, and Morphine. An addictive new EP, "95," arrives in July, but is worth celebrating now; righteously raggedy folk-punk four-piece Tigerman WOAH and atmospheric alt-rock outfit Doom Lover complete the bill. May 22, 9 p.m. $10. Great Scott.  800-745-3000,

FOUR TET English instrumentalist/producer Kieran Hebden took a deep dive into his Indian heritage on last year's "Morning/Evening." He reworked a characteristically beatific recording of playback queen Lata Mangeshkar's voice to transcendent effect on "Morning Side," while the flip meandered from gauzy dreamstate and reassuring drone to the dance floor's thoroughly urbanized din. May 25, 8 p.m. $20. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000,

RHYS CHATHAM The 2ndSHIFT Music Series welcomes the punk-minimalist visionary, an auteur of symphonies for armies of electric guitars. Paradoxically, in his first local appearance since 2007 he'll play enhanced solo-guitar music of the sort found on his entrancing new LP, "Pythagorean Dream." May 26, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Waltham. 781-893-5410,

DEBO BAND In the face of a challenging year including a contentious election at home, the refugee crisis abroad, and the deaths of musical heroes, "Ere Gobez," the new album by this Boston Ethio-jazz outfit, serves as a hard-charging call to celebration. This World Music/CRASHarts concert marks Debo Band's 10th anniversary as well as the LP's arrival, so you know spirits will be soaring. May 26, 8 p.m. $15. The Sinclair, Cambridge.  617-876-4275, www.worldmusic .org

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