Weekend Music Ideas: November 10, 2017

EMA, Bully, Hassle Fest 9, Iron & Wine, Brian Blade and more


A week that began with King Crimson’s stunning show at the Orpheum closes along similar prog-rock lines with the Security Project, a group that features ex-Crimson touch guitarist Trey Gunn and Peter Gabriel drummer Jerry Marotta, interpreting the music of Gabriel (and thanks to new singer Happy Rhodes, Kate Bush) at Arlington’s Regent Theatre on Friday. The same night, drummer Brian Blade, who’s played with jazz sax greats Joshua Redman and Wayne Shorter, revives his powerful, impressionistic Fellowship Band at Scullers Jazz Club.

Underground music thrives at Somerville’s Once Ballroom with Hassle Fest 9, featuring electronic musician Dan Deacon, Xiu Xiu and others on Friday and Pere Ubu (led by the enigmatic David Thomas), Sunburned Hand of the Man and others on Saturday. And the Narrows Center for the Performing Arts in Fall River also presents a busy, diverse weekend, hosting reunited local post-punk heroes the Proletariat on Friday before two nights with the famed Portuguese fado singer Mariza, in shows rescheduled from Boston’s just-short-of-opening City Winery.

Indie-folk luminaries Iron & Wine (Sam Beam) and John Moreland team for a hotly anticipated concert at the Berklee Performance Center on Saturday, while Sunday offers two killer options ripped from different sides of the same cloth. Nashville grunge-rockers Bully — fronted by the dynamic Alice Bognanno – tear it up at Great Scott while experimental electro-punk collagist EMA (pictured), aka South Dakota-born Erika M. Anderson, performs at Once to close the weekend.

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