Jan 27 | Singer/songwriter (and sometimes New Pornographer) Neko Case has chronicled love, loss and hard knocks in a string of solo albums. She released The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You in September 2013. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down opens at 8 p.m. at the Civic Theatre.
Sat. Jan. 25 | Brooklyn's Lucius popped last year with the debut Wildewoman, drawing raves from high-profile admirers at NPR and The New York Times; Boston's You Won't cut one of 2011's best self-released albums, lo-fi love letter Skeptic Goodbye, and it fell without a sound. The two acts perform at 10 p.m. at Gasa Gasa.
Mon. Jan. 27 | After self-releasing two minimasterpieces of pastoral orchestral folk, Loren Murrell dropped off the map, resurfacing as the bard of Buffa's Lounge and resuming performing last summer. His 2009 LP I Dream of Feudalism remains a clarion call of uncommon vision and execution. Murrell follows the weekly Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 10 p.m. at the Hi-Ho Lounge.