Rubblebucket’s confetti-capped, psychedelic indie-dance parties at the Paradise Rock Club have become local lore, and the now-Brooklyn-based band co-led by singer/saxophonist Kalmia Traver and trumpeter Alex Toth (pictured) will be at it again there on Friday. But much of this weekend’s local concert action involves singers taking the spotlight apart from their most-associated bands, including Keane frontman Tom Chaplin, who plays the Brighton Music Hall on Friday.
Saturday takes an acoustic turn with Kyle Morton—leader of Oregon chamber-rock ensemble Typhoon—performing alone at Berklee’s Café 939 in support of his solo album What Will Destroy You, while the award-winning bluegrass group the Gibson Brothers keeps picking at Lexington’s National Heritage Museum. The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson also hits Great Scott the same night, fronting his old side project Bash & Pop, which currently sports the Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ Joe Sirois on drums.
On Sunday, people not watching the Patriots play in the AFC Championship game can catch the witty, rootsy partnership of Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt as they match repertoires in a collaborative song swap at the Wilbur Theatre. Also, Boston’s Daily Pravda will perform songs of David Bowie at Arlington’s Regent Theatre the same night as part of “Celebrate Bowie,” a multi-media event and discussion/Q&A featuring Rykodisc-associated producer Jeff Rougvie.