Read Music/Speak Spanish is still the best thing Conor Oberst ever did. Here’s hoping Desaparecidos’ long-awaited follow-up, Mari-KKKopa/Backsell, is every bit as loud, mean and angry.
Feb. 23, Union Transfer.
The Scottish electro-psych-pop rockers finally come around to support last year’s fun-as-hell eponymous debut. (No relation to Djangos Reinhart or Unchained.)
March 8, Union Transfer.
Doin’ it again. (Repeat 100 times.)
March 19, Trocadero.
They Might Be Giants
Nice to see that the Johns have rededicated themselves to making weirdly morbid and witty music for grownups. The new one, Nanobots, comes out in March.
April 5, TLA.
Lianne La Havas
The young British soul-folkie put out the criminally overlooked Is Your Love Big Enough? This is your chance to play catch-up.
April 7, World Café Live.
The Academy Award-winning Weight Watchers spokesmodel also sings sometimes, and she’s pretty good.
April 8, Susquehanna Bank Center.
Voted Best Band Name to Carve into an Eighth-Grade Desk (1981-1987), Killing Joke returns to celebrate 35 years of Goth-rock drama.
April 21, Union Transfer.