Tue. May 5 | The seminal 1990s altrockers released their first new album in 20 years with 2013's Indie Cindy. Since then, Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering have toured with bassist Paz Lenchantin in place of original member Kim Deal. The group says it's playing new material on the final leg of this tour. John Grant opens at 8 p.m. at Civic Theatre.
Wed. May 6 | Northern California's influential 1990s purveyors of stoner metal reunited in recent years and there's been talk of a new album, but releases have been limited to last year's single "The Clarity." Louisiana sludgy drone metalists Thou open at 9 p.m. at Civic Theatre.
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Ava Luna and All People
Fri. May 8 | On its acclaimed 2015 album Infinite House (Western Vinyl), Ava Luna paints psychedelic swirls with jazz-influenced post-punk and curiously colorful shifts in tone and style. New Orleans quartet All People — the Fugazi to Community Records' Dischord — celebrates the release of its second punk-powered full-length album Learn Forget Repeat. Pope and Boyfriend Material open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.
The Soft Moon
Sat. May 9 | On The Soft Moon's third album, 2015's Deeper (Captured Tracks), Luis Vasquez goes exactly in that direction, tunneling into moodier, darker and bleaker gothic pop. Album single "Far" retains the anxious, minimal motorik propulsion throughout his earlier records, then adds layers of industrial noise. Skull Katalog and DJ 9ris 9ris open at 10 p.m. at One Eyed Jacks.