BETH ORTON After a six-year recording hiatus, this English singer-songwriter charged back with a quietly devastating new album in 2012. “Sugaring Season” found Orton swaddled in strings, acoustic guitars, and sprightly pianos. The album had the grace of a long-lost Sandy Denny record. Feb. 13, 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Paradise Rock Club. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com
ARC IRIS Anchored by Jocie Adams, a former member of the Low Anthem, Arc Iris is the sound of an artist reborn. The band’s self-titled debut, due in April, brims with whimsy and flights of fancy, informed as much by Joni Mitchell as it is by ’70s prog-rock, Björk’s sonic experiments, and sweeping film soundtracks. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Brighton Music Hall. . 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.