The Bell House; 10/16 at 7:30 p.m.; 149 7th St., nr. Second Ave., Gowanus, Brooklyn
The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter lives in the city of Nashville, but his heart resides in the country. With Sunny Sweeney.
The Black Crowes
Capitol Theater; 10/18 at 8 p.m.; 149 Westchester Ave., nr. Pearl St., Port Chester; 914-937-4126
This year the Southern rock 'n rollers—who in 2010 were inducted into the Georgia Hall of Fame—released a live collection Wiser For the Time, spanning four albums and 25 songs.
The Dismemberment Plan
Terminal 5; 10/18 at 8 p.m.; 610 W. 56th St., nr. Eleventh Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 212–260–4700
Wry lyricism and a bleeding heart are the trademarks of frontman Travis Morrison, and his hyper-literate band of intellectuals (one member actually builds robot arms for NASA). In support of the long-awaited Uncanney Valley, their first album of new material in 12 years.
Cabinet of Wonders
City Winery; 10/18 at 8 p.m.; 155 Varick St., at Vandam St.; 212-608-0555
Evening becomes eclectic with this vaudevillian variety show hosted by musician and author Wesley Stace. On the lineup: strummy duo Mandolin Orange, novelist Patrick McGrath, Joan Osborne, and Gabriel Roth.
Elliott Smith Tribute Show
Glasslands Gallery; 10/21 at 8:30 p.m.; 289 Kent Ave., nr. S. 1st St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718- 599-1450
Talent paying tribute to talent, on the day of Smith’s passing. On the lineup: Cat Power, Zachary Cole Smith of DIIV, Marissa Nadler, Aaron Pfenning, and more, with all proceeds (after expenses) benefiting charity.
Highline Ballroom; 10/22 at 8 p.m.; 431 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-414-5994
The lead singer of the now-defunct post-punk outfit Elefant is going at it solo, with his sophomore album Paradise out this month. Come for the smoldering good looks, stay for the passionate Latin-influenced tunes.
Fiona Apple and Blake Mills
Beacon Theater; 10/21 and 10/22 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
Why is Ms. Apple billing herself with relative unknown Mills? First, he’s been her collaborator as both opening act and guitarist, with his sophomore solo album out next year. Second, this tour is called “Anything We Want.” So there’s that.