MUSIC—St. Vincent always has had a lot of cred (Berklee, a collaboration with David Byrne), but her style's been a bit peripatetic across five abums and counting. With St. Vincent she's in an eccentric, angular place where the constant Kate Bush comparisons make sense in the best ways, so see her now if you're vibing it (and can scrounge a ticket to the sold-out show). MS
w/Noveller; Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 8 pm, sold out (with a smattering of tickets probably available day-of), all ages

MUSIC—Laura Jane Grace, lead singer of the forever-Florida punk outfit Against Me!, came out as a transgender woman a couple of years ago—and she quickly set about writing a series of wrenchingly intense songs about the transition. Those chronicles of change make up much of the band's aptly titled sixth album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. And here it comes, at last, on the road. DCT
w/Laura Stevenson, Cheap Girls; Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE César E. Chávez, 8 pm, $18-20, all ages