8 p.m. Thursday
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com
For her third LP, October's Give Up the Ghost (Columbia), soulful siren Brandi Carlile called for reinforcements: swapping country producer T-Bone Burnett for pop maestros Rick Rubin and Elton John, the latter of whom guests on the song "Caroline." Gill Landry opens. Tickets $23.50.