8 live concerts you need to check out this week

From dancehall to Dan Auerbach.

Glen Hansard performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (Photo by Steve C. Mitchell/Invision/AP)
Glen Hansard performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. –Steve C. Mitchell/Invision/AP

Few experiences are more satisfying than seeing great live music. And we’re lucky to be in Boston, where shows play in and around the city every night of the week. Truth be told, it’s sometimes hard to keep track of them all. That’s where we come in, with a weekly list of performances that are worthy of your attention. So get out there and take in some live music — just don’t forget your ear plugs.

k.d. Lang
This Canadian songwriter will appear at The Orpheum to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her Grammy award-winning album “Ingenue.” (Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Orpheum Theatre, Boston; all ages; $43-$73; with Slava & Leonard Grigoryan; tickets available here)


Glen Hansard
Best known for his work with rock group The Frames and folk duo The Swell Season, this Irish singer-songwriter will amble into town for An Evening With Glen Hansard. Grab your tickets fast, as this one made our list of shows that could sell out soon. (Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; 21+; $35; tickets available here)

Justine Skye
This Brooklyn-based artist does it all: She sings, she writes songs, she’s an actress, she’s a model. And she’s quite popular, with more than a million followers on Instagram. Her Ultraviolet tour will come to Cambridge this weekend. (Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m.; Sonia, Cambridge; 21+; $15; with Trevor Jackson; tickets available here)

Sean Paul
It’s not often you get to see a Jamaican dancehall legend like Sean Paul in a small venue like the Wonderland Ballroom. Take the trip to Revere and get irie. (Saturday, March 24 at 9 p.m.; Wonderland Ballroom, Revere; 21+; $60-$100; tickets available here)

Dan Auerbach
One half of the blues-rock duo The Black Keys, Auerbach has come a long way from his days working as a landscaper in Akron, Ohio. His latest solo tour will showcase acts signed to his Nashville-based record label, Easy Eye Sound. (Sunday, March 25 at 7 p.m.; House of Blues, Boston; 21+; $35; with Robert Finley, Shannon Shaw; tickets available here)


of Montreal
Part of the famed Elephant Six collective of indie acts that came to prominence in the mid-90s, this Athens, Georgia, group is still going strong 20 years on, touring on its new album, “White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood.” (Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m.; Paradise Rock Club, Boston; 18+; $20; with Mega Bog; tickets available here)

Rogue Wave
These Oakland indie rockers are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their breakthrough third album, “Asleep at Heaven’s Gate,” by performing the album live, in its entirety. (Tuesday, March 27 at 8 p.m.; The Sinclair, Cambridge; $22-$25; 18+; with Dear Boy; tickets available here)

Dead Meadow
Who’s up for some midweek stoner rock in Central Square? This D.C. trio will bring their psychedelic vibe to Sonia on Wednesday night. (Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m.; Sonia, Cambridge; 18+; $15; with Dyr Faser, Lucid Lynx; tickets available here)