Welcome to Seven in Seven, where we’ll be taking a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. As always, whether your musical tastes are rock ’n’ roll, jazz, heavy metal, R&B, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out.
Here are seven of the best on the docket for the week of April 22:
Jawbreaker — Friday at The Fillmore
More than 35 years after forming on the campus of NYU, Jawbreaker remains one of the most beloved and influential bands of the post-punk era. This week, they’re coming to town for a tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their final studio album, 1995’s “Dear You.” It was their first on a major label, which raised the band’s mainstream profile but inflamed long-simmering internal tensions, leading them to disband the following year. After turning down regular offers to reunite for more than 20 years, the trio returned to the stage to headline the Riot Fest 2017 in Chicago and later toured North America and Europe. Now it looks like they’re back as a touring entity for the foreseeable future.
The Weather Station — Saturday at The Music Hall at World Café Live
Emerging out of Toronto’s vibrant folk scene, Tamara Lindeman debuted a moody, introspective sound with her independently released “East” EP in 2008, followed by the 2009 LP “The Line,” expanding on an earthy, lyrical style, driven by her distinctive fingerpicked guitar and banjo parts. As the frontwoman for the Weather Station, Lindeman continues pushing sonic boundaries on the outfit’s latest effort, “How Is It That I Should Look at the Stars,” which was released last month to critical acclaim and is a companion piece to last year’s equally praised Ignorance.
Caroline Spence — Tuesday at Milkboy
Though singer-songwriter Caroline Spence typically spends much of her time on the road — a lifestyle that doesn’t allow for much self-reflection — the lockdown provided her with an unexpected gift of time that ultimately enabled her to create the 12 new songs that make up her forthcoming album, True North, scheduled for release on April 29. At Milkboy, she’ll be showcasing the new songs, including the single “Clean Getaway,” as well as others that explore the full spectrum of the human experience: love, growth, grief, and the endless complexities of human nature.
OMD — Wednesday at The Keswick Theatre
Over the past four decades — give or take a decade-long break — Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, better known by the shortened OMD, have sold over 40 million records worldwide, establishing them as electronic synthesizer pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their 13 LPs include benchmark-raising classics “Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark” (1980), “Organisation” (1980) and “Architecture & Morality” (1981). OMD conquered the United States in 1986 when their single “If You Leave” from the “Pretty in Pink” soundtrack exploded. The current jaunt is a special one, dubbed “OMD: 40 Years Greatest Hits,” celebrating all of their most popular tracks across the decades.
Yächtley Crëw — April 28 at Ardmore Music Hall
Los Angeles area-based yacht rock band Yächtley Crëw are known as “The Titans of Soft Rock,” as their one-of-a-kind show has created a craze that has spread all over the country with celebs and fans that are obsessed with the group’s captivating and energetic performances. For those unfamiliar with the concept, yacht rock encapsulates the feel-good, chart-topping soft rock hits of the late ’70s and early ’80s. The Crëw reels in audiences with their world-class musicianship as they perform these timeless soft rock hits from Christopher Cross to Hall & Oates to Toto and so many more. It’s a show music lovers should experience at least once in their life.
Shawn Colvin — April 29 at Sellersville Theater 1894
To commemorate the 32nd anniversary of her landmark debut album, “Steady On,” Shawn Colvin will perform the record in its entirety acoustically. Long a fan favorite, “Steady On” nabbed a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. The singer-songwriter re-recorded and released the LP acoustically in 2019, which listeners can check out to get an idea how songs like “Shotgun Down the Avalanche,” “Cry Like an Angel” and the title track will be performed at the Sellersville this weekend.
Lucero — April 29 at Brooklyn Bowl
Since forming in late the ’90s, Memphis road dogs Lucero have mixed heartfelt lyrics with the sounds of early rock ’n’ roll, classic punk, country-folk and deep-fried Southern soul. For their 10th studio album, “When You Found Me,” the band continues its natural evolution, this time tapping into a more atmospheric, widescreen vision, one that wouldn’t seem out of place on a Reagan-era FM dial, while still staying tethered to its roots.
• Jawbreaker: “Jet Black”
• The Weather Station: “Marsh”
• Caroline Spence: “Clean Getaway”
• OMD: “If You Leave”
• Shawn Colvin: “Shotgun Down the Avalanche”
• Lucero: “Outrun the Moon”