Sept 30 | After 33 years, Osaka, Japan, punkers Shonen Knife still haven't gotten old. In April, the female power trio issued its 20th album, Overdrive, another ripping set of hard riffs and harder-not-to-laugh lyrics ("Ramen Rock," "Fortune Cookie"). At 9 p.m. at the BEATnik.
Lee Fields and the Expressions
Tue. Sept. 30 | Raspy-voiced veteran soul singer Lee Fields has been prolific in recent years with his band The Expressions, releasing My World (2009), Faithful Man (2012) and most recently Emma Jean, some of which was recorded at Dan Auerbach's (The Black Keys) Nashville studio. DJ Soul Sister opens at 9 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
Paul Collins Beat
Tue. Sept. 30 | Paul Collins was a power pop innovator in the 1970s and is a veteran of The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat. After drifting toward rootsier country and folk sounds, he's back to his own roots with Feel the Noise, released last week. Red Sneakers and King Louie's One Man Band open at 7 p.m. at Siberia.
Mon. Oct. 6 | Leave it to Jimmy Cliff to make screeds against war, poverty and widespread immorality sound so joyous. The 66-year-old reggae legend and only living recipient of Jamaica's Order of Merit is on some kind of run: He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 and won a Grammy for 2012's Rebirth (Universal), which includes 13 songs that could be Jamaica's national anthems. At 8 p.m. Monday at House of Blues.