JONATHAN RICHMAN Playing his first Boston-area show since a campaign was launched to make “Roadrunner” the official rock song of Massachusetts, Richman returns to his old stomping grounds with a hefty catalog of solo albums and work with the Modern Lovers. June 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $19. Somerville Theatre. 617-625-5700, www.somervilletheatreonline.com
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND For last year’s “Away From the World,” its eighth studio album, DMB reunited with legendary producer Steve Lillywhite, who helmed the band’s early work, right up to 1998’s “Before These Crowded Streets.” Brandi Carlile opens both nights. June 15-16, 7 p.m. Tickets: $40.50-$75. Comcast Center, Mansfield. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.