The week ahead: Music

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HEARTLESS BASTARDS Led by ferocious frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom, who tends to chew scenery as much as she sings, this garage-rock band formed in Ohio a decade ago and promptly got compared to the Black Keys. Since then, Heartless Bastards have shaped their sound with a decidedly old-school palette of guttural blues and classic rock, not unlike the aesthetic Alabama Shakes have had more commercial success with. July 11, 9 p.m. Tickets: $10. The Sinclair, Cambridge. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

CHRIS ISAAK His voice, as immortalized on the timeless “Wicked Game,” is practically synonymous with sultry summer nights. On 2011’s “Beyond the Sun,” Isaak paid tribute to the Sun Records artists who first inspired him. July 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $55-$75. Wilbur Theatre. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com

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