Lucius, Alejandro Escovedo and Steven Wilson lead your live-concert week

Lucius 

with the Cactus Blossoms

Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig could be sisters: Their voices sound made for each other, part of the same genetic makeup. Onstage, as the two lead singers for Brooklyn five-piece Lucius, Wolfe and Laessig match both in pitch and in dress, their immaculately coiffured hair dyed the same bright red. The effect is a little jarring, a little Through the Looking Glass, especially considering their wall-of-sound melodies — a blend of chamber pop and disco. Lucius’ latest album, Good Grief, builds on this reputation. Speaking of musical connections: Brothers Page Burkum and Jack Torrey, of the Minneapolis country duo the Cactus Blossoms, can whip up harmonies to make all of Nashville howl with envy.

7 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Alejandro Escovedo with Jesse Malin 

Kansas City has become like a second hometown to versatile rocker Alejandro Escovedo, and Knuckleheads is his favorite club, so you can expect a big celebration Saturday night as he stops here, on the heels of his latest release, Burn Something Beautiful. This album — which Escovedo co-wrote with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and the Minus Five’s Scott McCaughey — has the feel of something once lost and now recovered: a little gritty, a lot soulful, like something made 25 years ago. Escovedo’s voice has never sounded better, and when he combs through lyrics exploring ragged and rough times — Escovedo has recently faced a PTSD diagnosis — you feel them searing into memory, too. 

9 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson started his career in music more than 30 years ago, his breakthrough coming as the founder, singer, songwriter and lead guitarist for famed prog-rock act Porcupine Tree. These days, Wilson works alone — well, at least in name. His latest solo album, 4 1/2, is a brief 37-minute affair, but it’s a happy 37 minutes. Half of its six tracks are instrumental, and Wilson manages the balancing act beautifully. In the end, 4 1/2 is less album and more spiritual conversation: His painstaking attention to detail means that each transition — chord to chord, verse to verse, song to song — is impeccably managed, and the time flies elegantly by. 

7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 13, at the Folly, 300 W. 12th St.


YG

7 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at the Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

The Phantastics

with Levee Town, the Moonlight Orchestra and more

8:30 p.m., Friday, November 11, at Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester


THURSDAY 11.10

Max Berry

7 p.m., Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Jen Appell, Not Sisters, Maggie Henehan, Joy Zimmerman

8 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, 3402 Main 

Matt Hopper Trio

5:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Chris Hazelton Quartet

9 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Davy Knowles

7:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester 

Lee Harvey Osmond with Jim and Sam

8 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Sabrina Carpenter

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

THT, the Tambourine Club, Rev Gusto, La Guerre

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 1520 Grand

In Dying Arms, Pathways, Denihillist

7:30 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


FRIDAY 11.11

Anthony Harvey

5 p.m., Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Tyrone Clark & True Dig

8:30 p.m., Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Team No Stock

9 p.m., Brick, 1727 McGee

Brother, the Young Vines, Modern Friend, Cudo

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence 

Impala Jones

9 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, 3402 Main 

Crown the Empire

7 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Tim Whitmer Quartet

5:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Boogaloo 7

10 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Twice on Sunday

10 p.m., Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd. 

Hardship Letters

9 p.m., Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

BadNraD, the Slowdown, Odd O Matic

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway

Various Blonde, Valley Hush, Jaenki

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Nobunny, Little Big Bangs, Warm Bodies

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 1520 Grand

MC Chris, Mega Ran, MC Lars

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


SATURDAY 11.12

Helen Sung 

8:30 p.m., Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Border Star Fundraiser with Jervis Jort, Cachecanto and more

9 p.m., Brick, 1727 McGee

Freddy Todd, Elliot Lipp, APLSOZ

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire,Lawrence

Vibralux

9 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, 3402 Main 

Molly Hammer

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

OJT

9:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Flannigan’s Right Hook

10 p.m., Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd.

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

9 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

TV Moms, Mr. & Mrs., Oxykitten

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway

Black Luck, Tire Fire, Digester, Hatchet Game

9:30 p.m., Replay Lounge, 1520 Grand

Sidewise, Dogs of Neptune, Black Box Warning

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Space Jesus with Yheti

9 p.m., the Encore at the Uptown, 3700 Broadway

Steamboat Bandits, Fort Defiance, Tyler Gregory

7 p.m., Tank Room, 1813 Grand 


SUNDAY 11.13

Rojas, DeVan, Hopper

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Andrew Ouellette Trio

9:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Jeff Clayton 

7 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Legendary Shack Shakers and Chuck Mead

7:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

The Lonely Biscuits

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Underground Sessions with Xta-C, Purp and more

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Friendship Commanders

7 p.m., Tank Room, 1813 Grand 


MONDAY 11.14

Bill McKemy

7 p.m., Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St.

Mark Lowrey & Molly Hammer Duo

12 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Kathleen Holeman

5:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Ernest Melton Quartet

9 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Mr. Little Jeans, Trace, Sinple

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

See Through Dresses, Mumblr, Double Drag

7 p.m., Tank Room, 1813 Grand 


TUESDAY 11.15

Sophistafunk

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

Courses, Sheeva, Live Alone

8 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club, 3402 Main 

UMKC Jazz Concert

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Sequel Quartet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Calvin Arsenia

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Toasted DJ Showcase

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


WEDNESDAY 11.16

Black Pussy, Instant Karma

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence

12th Street Jump

7:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Blue October

7 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Benefit for Billy Beale

9:30 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand