Bowery Ballroom; 7/22 at 8 p.m.; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
The punk songstress best known as the lead of the Distillers has been fronting bands since she was a teenager. Earlier this year she tried the punkest thing of all: releasing her first solo album, Diploid Love.
The Beacon Theater; 7/22 and 7/23 at 8 p.m.; 2124 Broadway, nr. 74th St.; 212-465-6500
Billed as "An Evening with Sarah McLachlan," you will no doubt be soothed by the intimate stylings of the songstress, as she plays in support of Shine On, her first album in four years.
Rocks Off Concert Cruise, Skyport Marina; 7/22 at 8 p.m.; 23rd St. at FDR Drive
The comedy-infused high-octane disco-rock outfit takes partying to the high seas for a Rocks Off Concert Cruise. But don't worry: You’re invited.
Iridium Jazz Club; 7/22 at 8 p.m., 7/23 at 8 and 10:30 p.m.; 1650 Broadway, at 51st St.; 212-582-2121
The Grammy-winning Bon Jovi guitarist celebrates icon Les Paul's birthday at the Iriduim (famed “Home of Les Paul,” where he performed weekly for 12 years until his passing) with three special shows, including a PBS Front and Center taping.
Neutral Milk Hotel
Celebrate Brooklyn! at Prospect Park Bandshell; 7/22 and 7/23 at 7 p.m.; Prospect Park West at 9th St., Brooklyn
Some of us don’t quite get the religiosity surrounding the nineties indie quartet led by self-styled pop-weirdo Jeff Magnum. As for the others: they’ll be out in full force, for these two outdoor dates.
The Fresh & Onlys
Glasslands; 7/23 at 8:30 p.m.; 289 Kent Ave., nr. S. 1st St., Williamsburg; 718- 599-1450
The usually ebullient Bay Area quartet favors the forlorn and distorted on their latest, House of Spirits. Wallow with them, won't you?
Mercury Lounge; 7/24 at 7:30 p.m.; 217 E. Houston St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-260-4700
These guys make psychedelic, guitar-drenched, and gothic surf rock, serving up furious gloom only the way the Brits can. With Monograms.
RiverRocks at Pier 84 (Hudson River Park); 7/24 at 6 p.m.; West 44th at the Hudson River
This August the venerable Scottish alt-rock quartet will reissue two albums as part of 25th anniversary of Merge records. Celebrate early with them at this free RiverRocks show, with Honeyblood and Saint Rich.
Sun Kil Moon
The Town Hall; 7/24 at 8 p.m.; 123 W. 43rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-840-2824
Steve Shelley, Will Oldham, and Owen Ashworth are guests on Benji, the intimate sixth album released earlier this year by Mark Kozelek's folky Sun Kil Moon.
Bowery Ballroom; 7/25 at 8 p.m.; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
Yup, it’s the Everlast you’re thinking of. The rap-rock House of Pain front man also known for the socially conscious “What It’s Like” plays an acoustic show. Go, then tell us what it's like.
Bowery Ballroom; 7/24 at 8 p.m.; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
Music Hall of Williamsburg; 7/25 at 9 p.m.; 66 N. Sixth St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-486-5400
The '90s quintet are reunited, the hatchet is buried, and they're seething all over the stage. Be sure to come early for the enigmatic rock of Matt Drenik’s Battleme, a fitting pairing for his throwback alt vibe.
Webster Hall; 7/25 at 10 p.m.; 125 E. 11th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-353-1600
Manic melodies marry ripping bass in this Glaswegian’s version of post-dubstep, which is steadily putting his city on the electronic music map. Check out the range of musical emotion in his latest, "Raptor," the first track off his sophomore album.
Rough Trade; 7/28 at 6:30 p.m.; 64th N. 9th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
These Torontonians engage in the sort of wistful romance that people used to put on mixtapes. Try them for free, before they start making you pay.