Gary Clark Jr.
While there is no shortage of extraordinary axmen who hail from the great state of Texas, Gary Clark Jr. is one of the most exciting guitarists produced by the Lone Star State since the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan. Experience Clark’s expressive, electrifying playing style Saturday at Brooklyn Bowl with the Shelters. Tickets are $30 to $50.
Neon Indian is just one of the acts performing at this year’s edition of Neon Reverb, which has been gloriously resurrected after a few years off. Catch acts such as the Melvins, Ty Segall & the Muggers, Beach Slang and a slew of local bands downtown this weekend. A weekend pass is $50 and single shows are $15 (neonreverb.com).
Wednesday, Billy Idol brings his trademark sneer to the House of Blues, where his residency will include five more dates this month and another six in May. Tickets are $79.50 to $149.50, and the show starts at 8 p.m.
The Dead Kennedys, whose latest lineup includes East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride, DH Peligro and Skp, are slated to play at LVCS on Saturday with Sector 7G, Last Rites and Radio Silence. Tickets are $15 to $18, and the 21-and-older show starts at 8 p.m.
Bring your dancing shoes and plan on working up a sweat. The English Beat, led by the ever-estimable Dave Wakeling, is bringing its iconic two-tone ska sound to town Friday for a show at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel. Tickets for the show, which starts at 8 p.m., are $23.50 to $49.