Picks for Week of May 12


• Sunday, Lee Fields and the Expression, Brighton Music Hall, 8 p.m. — Touring behind his new album “It Rains Love,” the soul singer with a physical and vocal resemblance to James Brown is enjoying a career renaissance in his 50th year or recording. The Jay Vons open.
 Monday, John Paul White, ONCE Ballroom, Somerville, 9 p.m. — As half of the former Civil Wars duo, the Muscle Shoals native forged a reputation as a topflight singer-songwriter. That hasn’t changed now that he’s flying solo. Erin Rae and Grace Givertz open.
• Tuesday, Duke Levine’s Super Sweet Sounds of the ’70s, the Lizard Lounge, Cambridge, 9:30 p.m. — Levine and guitar brother Kevin Barry lead a six-piece band plucked from Club d’Elf, as they climb into the time machine again for instrumental interpretations of classics of the ’70s.
• Wednesday, The Blasters, ONCE Ballroom, 8:45 p.m. — Dave Alvin may have left the band three decades ago but brother Phil keeps the band blastin’ and rocking somewhere between “Credence and the Clash.” Also on the bill: Diablogato, Dead Trains and DJ Easy Ed.
Thursday, WUMB Presents, Jimmy Ryan & Hayride, the Burren, Somerville, 7 p.m. — The mandolin master is joined by Hayride ringers Dana Colley, Stu Kimball, Dave Westner and Mike Piehl for this live broadcast.
Friday, Henri Smith’s New Orleans Revue with Amadee Castenell, Gloucester Stage Company, 8 p.m. — The classy, satin-voiced Smith leads a nine-piece band headed by Grammy-winning sax and flute master Castenell, who is fresh off a stirring JazzFest turn with the Allen Toussaint Tribute Band. Expect the New Orleans canons and a Second Line parade through the theater.
Saturday, the Silks and the Sam Morrow Band, Atwood’s Tavern, Cambridge, 10 p.m. — Austin-based Morrow, a fast-rising country rock star, put on a red-hot show with Silks leader Tyler-James Kelly last year at the Fallout Shelter in Norwood. Expect a little more pyrotechnics and on-stage merger between the two bands again.