Aug 13 |The R&B and soul singer has spent the summer on her Point of No Return tour building buzz for the release of her sixth studio album (of the same name), featuring singles "She" and "Rick James" which she released in the spring. At 9 p.m. at House of Blues.
Wed. Aug. 13 | No one enunciates music like Jolie Holland. The singer/songwriter's sixth LP Wine Dark Sea (Anti-) — her best since 2004's Escondida — is a sideways-sung, guitar-rumbling genre jaunt, nontraditional Americana with a no-wave New York accent. Shy Hunters opens. At 8 p.m. at House of Blues.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Wed. Aug. 13 | In 10 mercurial years as the frontman of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Alec Ounsworth has been up (2005's eponymous instant-classic debut), down (2011 dud Hysterical) and all around (a trek of intimate gigs leading up to June's Only Run). The fourth release finds room for Kid Koala and Matt Berninger (The National). At 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Tango Jazz Quartet
Fri. Aug. 15 | Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the quartet fuses modern jazz with melodies and rhythms of 1940s and '50s tango. At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro.
Sat. Aug. 16 | The Jackson, Mississippi, transplants release their five-song EP The Echo Choir. Vox and the Hound opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Sat. Aug. 16 | The Gipsy Kings burst into the U.S. 25 years ago with a self-titled album that spent most of the year on the charts and introduced audiences to the group's pop strain of flamenco-influenced music. At 8 p.m. at Saenger Theatre.
Mon. Aug. 18 | Known for blessing the rains down in "Africa" and hits like "Rosanna" and "Hold the Line," the yacht rock ambassadors of Toto are celebrating the band's 35th anniversary. At 7 p.m. at House of Blues.