Phantogram, St. Lucia and Bonnie Raitt lead the week’s big shows

Phantogram

Bishop Briggs, Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type

Raise your hand if you hear Phantogram’s “Handful of Diamonds” and are instantly transported back to days spent on dingy couches at strange parties with cheap wine and cheaper booze served without mixers. That was one of the biggest tracks of 2009, back when wearing vintage outfits could still be considered kitschy by mainstream sartorialists. But New York dream-pop duo Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter have made vast strides since the indie days of the late aughts, and their latest single — “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” a catchy exercise of moody synths and sludgy beats — gives them a dark edge that promises great returns when the band performs at the Midland for the Buzz Halloweenie Roast on Friday. Up-and-coming pop singer-songwriter Bishop Briggs is also on deck, with local group Rachel Mallin & the Wild Type opening.

7:30 p.m., Friday, October 14, at the Midland, 1228 Main

St. Lucia

BAIO

Jean-Philip Groblerm wants you to celebrate. That much is clear on Matter, the latest from his band, St. Lucia. It’s a glitzy album full of ecstatic trills and Super Mario Kart–worthy sonic effects, and Groblerm’s voice does not rest once in the entire sequence. There’s no keeping him down, as he cheerfully threatens to never stop until it’s broken in “Dancing on Glass.” When you party with St. Lucia, he seems to say, the party never stops. Christopher Baio — whom you might recall as the bassist for Vampire Weekend — opens the show, promoting his excellent solo album, the Names. If it’s a night of youthful pop with vague wafts of early ’90s synth haze you want, look no further than this bill on Saturday at Liberty Hall. 

7 p.m. Saturday, October 15, at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., Lawrence 

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt has been a name brand for 45 years. Nearly half a century, you guys — that’s how long we’ve had the timeless magic of this woman’s warm, blues-spiked rasp. She’s got close to a dozen Grammy Awards and twice as many nominations. She’s in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And if you had any doubts about her legacy, Raitt’s latest album — Dig In Deep, her 20th — should clear them right up. It’s a hearty, hard-hitting collection, on which 66-year-old Raitt delivers a peak performance. The album was recorded with her longtime touring band, featuring bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson, drummer Ricky Fataar, guitarist George Marinelli and keyboardist Mike Finnigan; the whole crew will be behind her at the Midland on Wednesday. What a way to spend a weeknight. 

8 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, at the Midland, 1228 Main

ALSO THIS WEEK

Thursday 10.13

Marcus Lewis Quintet

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

Medicine Theory, Screaming J & Rebel Yell

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee

Midnight Marauders

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

Ken Lovern Trio

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

Chris Hazelton Quartet

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

Josh Will Hoge

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester 

Story Slam

6:30 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway

Bear Hands, Savoir Adore

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Alestorm, Nekogobilkon, Ether Realm, Moonsick

8 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Friday 10.14

Delynia Brown

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

James Ward Band

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

Chris Meck & the Guilty Birds, Violet & the Undercurrents, Of Tree

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee

Wookiefoot, Jon Wayne & the Pain, Heatbox

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

Lettuce, the Geek x Vrv

7 p.m., CrossroadsKC, 417 E. 18th St. 

Bone Spur, Strawbilly, Monzie Leo and the Big Sky

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

Tim Whitmer

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

Guitar Elation

8:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Boogaloo 7

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

Wonderfuzz

10 p.m., Kelly’s, 500 Westport Rd.

Joy Zimmerman and Jimmy Dykes

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Ray Wylie Hubbard

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Samantha Fish

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Vehicles, Dear Misses, the Leering, Heathens, Ismelda Marcos

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway

White Fang, No Parents, Birth Defects

8 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Psychic Heat, Arc Flash, Greg Wheeler & the Polygamist Mall Cops, Real Adults

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

La Sera, Springtime, Carnivore

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Toni Braxton

7 p.m., Sprint Center, 1407 Grand

Aaron Watson, Alyssa Micaela

8 p.m., Uptown, 3700 Broadway

Saturday 10.15

Fed Up Fest by Harvesters 

with Sylvan Esso, Hippo Campus and more

2 p.m., CrossroadsKC, 417 E. 18th St.

Will Matthews Organ Trio with Bobby Ford and Marty Morrison

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

Wick-It the Instigator, 808 Gnarly, Ryan Richardson

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

Ten Thousand One, Barbwire Revolt

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

Bob James

8 p.m., Folly, 300 W. 12th St.

Tom Odell

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

Foundation Big Band

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

OJT

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

Renee Fleming

7 p.m., Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway 

Lauren Anderson and the MGDs

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Rod Picott & Anne McCue

9 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Sound Machine Series with Shonen Knife, the Philistines and more

4:30 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Stich81Classic, Belico, Lincoln Marshall, Ricky Roosevelt

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Nina Diaz, Mobley, Nick Siegel

8 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Florida Georgia Line

7 p.m., Sprint Center, 1407 Grand 

Ronnie Milsap

8 p.m., Uptown, 3700 Broadway

Sunday 10.16

Niykee Heaton

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

Michael Pagan Trio

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

Stan Kessler’s Crossroads Quartet

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

George Winston

7 p.m., Kauffman Center, 1601 Broadway  

Marcia Ball

7 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Jeff Harshbarger presents an Alternative Jazz Series

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Cowgirls Train Set, Monzie Leo and the Big Sky, Duffy Mcgee

5 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Vanladylove

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Ingrid Michaelson

8 p.m., Uptown, 3700 Broadway

Monday 10.17

Jazz Disciples

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

Todd Strait Trio

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

Will Matthews Organ Trio

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

Busdriver with Metasota

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Tuesday 10.18

Sequel Quartet

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

Lewis Del Mar

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Rasputina, Vita and the Woolf

8 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

Jimmy Eat World

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

Bad Religion and Against Me

7:30 p.m., Midland, 1228 Main

Wednesday 10.19

Hellbound Glory

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

12th Street Jump

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

Adrian Legg

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

Sarah Potenza

9:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Bob Walkenhorst & Friends

6 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Those Far Out Arrows, Drugs & Attics

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Pathbreaker, Homewrecker, the Uncouth

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

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