Thu. April 16 | Columbus, Ohio, country vixen Lydia Loveless couldn't have a more ironic surname. She's the lusty life of the party on her third LP, Somewhere Else (Bloodshot): a full-throated, honky-tonk catcall to the dogs who've done her wrong. At 8 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
T-Bird and the Breaks
Sat. April 18 | T-Bird and the Breaks may not put enough funk into the title track of January release Harmonizm to justify its New Orleans second-line references, but the soul-reviving big band has enough horns and background singers to swing an Austin, Texas vision of R&B. At 10 p.m. at The Maison.
Sun. April 19 | After two quietly overpowering albums under the Waxahatchee moniker, Alabama product Katie Crutchfield arrives with Ivy Tripp, this week's Merge records debut that puts the gifted damage assessor in just the right hands. The Goodbye Party opens at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.