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Concerts: Bela Fleck, Ben Gibbard, Jake Owen, Sixpence None the Richer

IMG_1774Ash (from left, Tim Wheeler, Rick McMurray and Mark Hamilton) will play Vinyl on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Jake Owen

Florida native Owen scored a Top 10 country hit with one song from each of his first two albums, but the latest, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” took him to a new level.
The title track and “Alone With You” both climbed to No. 1, and the album’s third single, “The One That Got Away,” sits in the Top 5 this week.
7 p.m. Nov. 9. $25-$100. Wild Bill’s, 2075 Market St., Duluth. 678-473-1000.

Sixpence None the Richer
This Texas-formed, Nashville-based band hit the big time in 1999 with a No. 2 pop hit “Kiss Me.” A cover of La’s track “There She Goes” followed, managing only a No. 32 placing. The band soldiered on until 2004. After the breakup, sweet-voiced frontwoman Leigh Nash went solo, and guitarist Matt Slocum formed another band. Sixpence reunited in 2007.
A Christmas album followed, which felt like a return to the band’s roots in the contemporary Christian music scene.
In August, we finally got the long-awaited nonholiday reunion album, coming two years after its originally scheduled release date.
8 p.m. Nov. 9. $15 in advance. Smith’s Olde Bar, 1578 Piedmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-875-1522.

Anthony David

David has fans in high places. In 2010, President Barack Obama was asked what he was listening to and mentioned the first lady had turned him on to this soulful Atlanta singer-songwriter. David has served as a backup singer, collaborator and concert opener for India Arie. His fifth album, “Love Out Loud,” is scheduled for Nov. 13 release.
9 p.m. Nov. 10. $25; $20 in advance. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365.

Bela Fleck and the Marcus Roberts Trio
Genre-defying banjo maestro Fleck always ventures into new musical territory, from his explorations of the African roots of his instrument to his reworkings of classical pieces for the banjo.
The latest project is a collaboration with jazz pianist Roberts and his trio, which resulted in the album “Across the Imaginary Divide.”
8 p.m. Nov. 10. $42-$68. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-413-9849.

Ben Gibbard

The Death Cab for Cutie frontman just released his debut solo album, “Former Lives,” which finds him in an introspective mode that prompted the Los Angeles Times to invoke late singer-songwriter Elliott Smith.
8 p.m. Nov. 11. $35; $32 in advance. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354.

Melissa Etheridge

Her gutsy vocals and roaring heartland rock aren’t the only tough things about Etheridge.
She battled back after being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and made a triumphant return performance on the Grammy Awards show in 2005.
The recent “4th Street Feeling,” her 12th studio project, comes just shy of 25 years after her 1988 debut.
8 p.m. Nov. 12. $37.50-$102.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-733-5000.


“1977” was one of the finest albums of the ’90s, a blast of punky energy and tremendous hooks that still holds up more than 15 years after its 1996 release. That album got the group a spot opening for Weezer, a tour that was documented in the film “Teenage Wildlife” (narrated by Ewan McGregor). The Northern Ireland-born band never quite broke through here in the U.S., despite a catalog of powerful and memorable tunes. This gig at Vinyl is part of the band’s first U.S. tour in more than seven years.
8:30 p.m. Nov. 13. $15; $12 in advance. Vinyl, 1374 W. Peachtree St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-885-1365.

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