“Ice Cream Party,” the newly released, sitar-enhanced single from indie rockers Modest Mouse, is a song so sad and suffused with longing and a need to connect, it’s like taking a two-by-four straight to the heart. But that’s what this band does: Make you feel something, even if those feelings aren’t always as inviting as the songs that conjure them. See Modest Mouse at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq. Tickets are $58.75 to $89.75; call 702-862-2695.
With a voice as warm as the oncoming winter is cold, Italian classical-pop crossover star Andrea Bocelli returns to town for another of his near-annual concerts this time of year. See him at 8 p.m. Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden. Tickets are $82 to $418.25; call 888-929-7849.
Jaden and Willow Smith
“You know I live in the stars,” rapper-actor-conspiracy theory enthusiast Jaden Smith announces on his latest album, “Erys,” a mix of Auto-Tuned hooks and hazy rhymes with the occasional punk outburst, occupying his own orbit with sister Willow Smith, who joins him on the album and on tour at 7 p.m. Sunday at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are $32 to $69.50; call 702-632-7600.
Gregory Alan Isakov
Recently earning a best folk album Grammy nod for his record “Evening Machines,” this South African-born, Leonard Cohen-influenced singer-songwriter brings his elegantly understated songbook to town at 6:45 p.m. Sunday at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets are $31 to $36; call 702-862-2695.
Hold your applause: Veteran rapper Snoop Dogg has got it covered on his self-lauding latest album, “I Wanna Thank Me.” Hey, his logic is sound, as voiced on lead track “What U Talkin’ Bout”: “I done made so much money,” he explains, “everybody gotta love me.” See him at 9 p.m. Tuesday at the House of Blues. Tickets are $59.75 to $89; call 702-632-7600.