Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
This bluegrass beauty still draws the occasional comparison with Alison Krauss, but she’s carved out her own identity, winning the International Bluegrass Music Association’s female vocalist of the year a record seven times.
8 p.m. Nov. 6. $28-$38. Ferst Center for the Arts, 349 Ferst Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-894-2787, www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu.
Strange keyboard squiggles and loads of atmosphere gave way to crackling, wiry guitars on “Typical” from Mute Math’s full-length, self-titled 2006 debut album. Think Radiohead, but not as otherworldly and frightening, or perhaps a weirder Coldplay. The follow-up, “Armistice,” finally saw the light of day in August and displays a more mature sound.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 6. $24.50. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-659-9022, tabernacleatl.com.
This is just a remnant of the Foreigner that you remember. Guitarist Mick Jones is the sole link to the band that made all of those hits. If you want to hear those songs and don’t care who’s singing and playing them, go for it. It’s probably just as good as a bar band re-creating “Hot Blooded” and the ultimate lighter-waving power ballad “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
8:30 p.m. Nov. 6. $20-$150. Wild Bill’s, 2075 Market St., Duluth. 678-473-1000, www.wildbillsatlanta.com.
Earlier this year, Owen hit No. 2 on the country chart with “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” from his second album, “Easy Does It.” It’s his first Top 5 track, besting the No. 6 peak of “Startin’ With Me,” the title track from his 2006 debut album. With Atlanta singer-songwriter Tyler Reeve, a college pal of Owen’s from their days at Florida State.
9:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $14-$100. Wild Bill’s, 2075 Market St., Duluth. 678-473-1000, www.wildbillsatlanta.com.
Kailash Kher & Kailasa
Once a playback singer — the vocalists who provide the singing voices for the actors in Indian films — Kher has thrown his considerable talent into a pop career, combining Indian classical music and traditional sounds of his homeland with shades of hip-hop, pop, rock, funk and even reggae. His magnificent, soaring voice is the heart of “Yatra,” his first internationally distributed album, which hit the U.S. market in September.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. $25. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta. 404-524-7354, www.variety-playhouse.com.
An Intimate Evening With Ian McLagan
While the name might seem unfamiliar, his keyboard wizardry isn’t. Most of us have heard this guy play, even if we’re not aware of it. He’s there on the Small Faces’ “Itchycoo Park,” the Faces’ “Stay With Me,” Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” and the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.” More recently he has lent his talented fingers to recordings by Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Patty Griffin, Ryan Adams and Frank Black.
7 p.m. Nov. 9. $15 in advance. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. 404-875-1522. www.smithsoldebar.com.
Peaches is a dirty girl. Well, her mouth gets filthy. We can’t even print the names of two of her four albums. The heavily electronic beats and instrumentation along with her declarative delivery display a passing resemblance to rap, but Peaches is a genre unto herself.
8:30 p.m. Nov. 9. $20. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-885-1365, www.centerstage-atlanta.com.
It took Max Bemis and his band four years to follow up the terrific 2004 punk-rock opera “Say Anything Is a Real Boy,” but the ambitious “In Defense of the Genre” fulfilled the promise shown by the debut. Though it’s rooted in pop-punk, the album’s stylistic sprawl struck some as unfocused. The rest of us viewed it as Bemis’ guided tour of his unfettered musical imagination. Last week, Say Anything released its self-titled fourth album. Though “Say Anything” is a more concise statement than its predecessor, it still displays the wealth of influences laid bare on the previous album.
7 p.m. Nov. 10. $16.50. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-577-8178, www.masq.com.