- $20, 18+
Brighton Music Hall hosts Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad on April 20.
Psychedelic roots and reggae outfit Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad climbs into Brighton Music Hall on April 20.
Brighton Music Hall Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 9 pm, $20, 18+.
- $28, 18+
X marks the spot when Allie X hits the Sinclair on April 22.
Born Alexandra Ashley Hughes, the Canadian singer/songwriter better known as Allie X prefers to ignore expectations of a feminine sound and aesthetic that come with pop territory. Her drag-inspired look—from dazzling costumes to bleached brows—that she’s sported since her 2015 debut EP, CollXtion I, reflects a sort of artistic androgyny, while the X in her stage name symbolizes the unknown. Crafting electro-pop jams that pair high concepts with danceable hooks, she dropped her latest EP, Super Sunset, in October, and it sees the artist transformed into three alter egos. She critiques the desperation in the entertainment industry as the Hollywood Starlet, embodies the purity of art as the Nun and explores a retro-future pop-synth sound as Sci-Fi Girl. X marks the spot when Allie X hits the Sinclair on April 22. / Celia Carbone
The Sinclair Ionnalee, Allie X, 8:30 pm, $28, 18+.
Photo: Vijat Mohindra
- $40, all ages
Strike gold at the House of Blues on May 2.
Nearly 10 years after dropping her self-titled debut album, the Philly-born Santi White burns brightly as Santigold. Her smooth, new wave-inspired melodies introduced an intersection of electronic bass and reggae-fusion in 2008, and now the established artist is performing the acclaimed album in its entirety a decade later. The 10 Years Golder tour celebrates the hits that catapulted Santigold into global recognition, from the charismatic album-starter “L.E.S. Artistes” to its electronically provocative closer, “You’ll Find a Way.” Strike gold at the House of Blues on May 2. / Caroline Long
House of Blues Santigold, 8 pm, $40, all ages.
Photo: Craig Wetherby
- $25-$32, 21+
Head to City Winery for PJ Morton on May 3.
Singer/songwriter/keyboardist PJ Morton says cheers at City Winery on May 3.
City Winery PJ Morton, Peter Collins, 8 pm, $25-$32, 21+; Haymarket Lounge: Somerville Symphony Orkestar, Strange Changes, 7:30 pm, $15, 21+.
Photo: Dominic Scott
Boston-bred band Passion Pit is back Thursday May 23 at the House of Blues.
It’s been one decade since Cambridge rockers Passion Pit dropped their full-length studio debut, Manners. Frontman Michael Angelakos is the only remaining member from that time, but despite the turnover he’s set to celebrate the 10-year mark of that album with an anniversary tour that stops in Boston. The former Emerson student minds Manners and more at the House of Blues on May 23.
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