LOCAL SHOW PICKS
• 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.