Aug 1 | In May, Canadian singer/songwriter and Lilith Fair founder Sarah McLachlan released her latest collection of soft rock ballads, Shine On, her first release of new material in four years. At 8 p.m. at Saenger Theatre.
Sat. Aug. 2 | Behold Hank, son of Hank Williams Jr., grandson of Hank Williams Sr., the most influential country artist of all time. Shelton Hank Williams, aka Hank III, is his country-punk heir, a multi-instrumentalist fronting his punk outfit Assjack, playing drums with Arson Anthem and no-frills country on 2013's Brothers of the 4X4. At 8 p.m. at House of Blues.
- Photo by Tom Munro RCA Records
Sun. Aug. 3 | "Smoothie King" is right. Justin Timberlake didn't need to append his 20/20 Experience with a second volume — part one covered all the bases, from elastic prog-funk to platinum R&B. It's boy-band pop from a Renaissance man. At 8 p.m. at Smoothie King Center.
Pretty Wild Yellow with Summer and De Lune Deluge
Sun. Aug. 3 | This farewell show for stillborn supergroup Pretty Wild Yellow (led by former Giant Cloud singer/songwriter Julie Odell) features support from two bands by which it's survived: New Orleans pop dreamers Summer and strummers De Lune Deluge. At 9 p.m. at House of Blues.