Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Wed. Aug. 6 | After five decades and more than 70 chart hits, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons still draw a crowd and flattering portraits on Broadway and film in Jersey Boys. The original Valli and company perform at 8 p.m. at Saenger Theatre.
Fri.-Sat. Aug. 8-23 | In Tracy Letts' drama, a divorced waitress and a frazzled Gulf War veteran find strange company in a seedy hotel room as they struggle with substance abuse, paranoia and conspiracy theories. At 8 p.m. at the AllWays Lounge & Theatre.
Fri. Aug. 8 | Brooklyn's Miniature Tigers survived a folk-to-pop transition and being named one of the 25 best bands on MySpace by Rolling Stone in 2006. June release Cruel Runnings (YEBO) fully embraces cornball '80s synth rhythms and adorable choruses. The Griswolds and King Rey open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Wess Anderson Quintet
Fri. Aug. 8 | A veteran of Wynton Marsalis' Septet and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, saxophonist Wess Anderson blends traditional New Orleans jazz, swing and bebop. At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro.
Sun. Aug. 10 | The Jacksonville, Florida, indie-pop band used four Internet demos — including the preciously catchy "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You" — to become the talk of the 2007 CMJ Music Marathon. A full-length follow-up to 2008 debut Partie Traumatic (Columbia) was scrapped in 2010 and restarted last year. Ghostboxing Champion opens at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.