8 p.m. Thursday
House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com
Paolo Nutini burst on the U.S. scene in 2007 with happy melodies about his "New Shoes," and became the voice of a renewed folk rock scene, lending a theme song to Puma wearers worldwide. The Scotsman is back with a new album and a new single, "Coming up Easy," featuring his soulful swing. Tickets $21.