The sprawling eccentricities of freak-folk experimentalist Newsom mark the spot where folk meets the avant garde. Her quirky, quivery voice and odd, anachronistic soundscapes are a bewitching blend of Bjork, Kate Bush and English folk eminence Shirley Collins. The harpist and vocalist’s latest album, “Have One on Me,” is a sprawling three-disc opus that might be her most accessible album.
8:30 p.m. March 26. $23. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave., Atlanta. 404-524-7354.
Like it’s predecessor, “Sky Blue Sky,” 2009’s “Wilco (the Album)” seems to split the difference between the edginess of “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” and “A Ghost Is Born” and the straightforward, tuneful Americana of “Summer Teeth.” Fans who’ve missed some of the simpler pleasures of the band’s early work might find it easier to digest.
8 p.m. March 26. $35. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-881-2100.
There’s something warm and inviting about this Decatur-based singer-songwriter’s voice. Whenever she plays on her home turf, it’s a reason to celebrate. Her latest album, “Golden Apples of the Sun,” a work of magical intimacy and immediacy, has been receiving glowing notices from across the nation (and in the U.K.). She’s a local treasure.
8 p.m. March 26. $15-$18. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976.
This scruffy cherub is the oddly charismatic frontman for the Strokes. During a long lull in the Strokes career, he released his solo debut, “Phrazes for the Young.” There’s enough Strokes in his solo work to keep the faithful satisfied and enough new ideas to suggest he could have a long and fascinating solo career ahead of him.
9 p.m. March 26. $24. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-885-1365.
Rare Earth, the Association
The sweet and harmony-rich sunshine pop of the Association was a huge and often forgotten presence in 1967, the year we usually associate with much more psychedelic goings-on. The current band includes three of the six guys who hit the top of the charts that year with “Windy.”
Rare Earth, among the first white acts signed to Motown, was a little harder-edged and hit the charts a few years later with “Get Ready,” “(I Know) I’m Losing You” and “I Just Want to Celebrate.” With Dennis Tufano of the Buckinghams.
7 p.m. March 27. $25-$45. Gateway Event Center, 165 Mill Road, McDonough. 770-279-9853.
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Pulitzer-winning composer and trumpet virtuoso in performance with the venerable ensemble, for which he serves as artistic director. The group is touring behind the art-themed “Portrait in Seven Shades,” the band’s first recording of original music in almost four years.
8 p.m. March 27. $30-$90. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000.
A celebration of rock’s greatest guitar innovator with an all-star cast that includes Hendrix’s former band mate Buddy Cox, Joe Satriani, Sacred Steel featuring Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, Ernie Isley, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Living Colour, Susan Tedeschi and Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.
8 p.m. March 27. $39.50-$69.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-881-2100.
King Khan and the Shrines
Funky, gritty garage blasts from a co-conspirator of Atlanta’s own garage ravers the Black Lips.
Lips bassist Jared Swilley penned a testimonial for “The Supreme Genius of King Khan & the Shrines,” the band’s U.S. debut. “I was spellbound, moved, shaken, stirred and cured — not unlike what I hear religious experiences are like,” Swilley writes of seeing Khan & the Shrines for the first time in London.
These rambunctious rockers create infectious, grimy fun.
9 p.m. March 27. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave., Atlanta. 404-522-3950.
This French-Algerian musician is an innovative acoustic guitar wizard who blazed new trails in combining his instrument with electronic effects — though these play a much smaller role in his current work — and unusual tunings.
7:30 p.m. March 28. $22. Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 404-377-4976.
This multiple Grammy winner is among the most deserving recipients of those little golden gramophones.
Her smart, soulful vocals, her charismatic presence and her undeniable talent have kept her in the charts and in front of massive crowds since her debut album, “Songs in A Minor,” debuted at No. 1 back in 2001.
7:30 p.m. March 30. $39.50-$125. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 404-878-3000.