Low Cut Connie
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3
Low Cut Connie’s website features links to both “censored” and “uncensored” versions of their sultry new video “Beverly,” from their forthcoming “Dirty Pictures (Part 2),” out May 18. There’s no such safety valve to be found when it comes to the Philly-bred group’s grandiose, sweaty and unbridled live shows, with enigmatic frontman Adam Weiner engaging in the kind of steamy red-light piano rock that could make even the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis blush. $13 adv./$15 door. www.holydiversac.com.
8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4
Part of an emerging wave of acoustic bands heroically keeping bluegrass bluesy (see also: Infamous Stringdusters, Brothers Comatose), Missoula, Montana’s Lil’ Smokies have a refreshing refinement to them with their wind-blown harmonies and all-come front-porch appeal. Leading man and head songwriter Andy Dunnigan croons with both his steely mountain air vocals and his steely sweet Dobro, with his bandmates joined at the hip every step of the way. With Mapache. $15 adv/$17 door. www.harlows.com.
Matt and Kim
7 p.m. Monday, April 2
Ace of Spades
Electro dance machine duo Matt and Kim has a new single out, “Forever” (a teaser for the forthcoming “Almost Everyday,” due in May) which features Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. While that might seem like an odd pairing, Matt and Kim might just be to the electro-pop world what Blink is to the pop-punk world: festive, carefree and not really searching for any new ground, but rather just enough ground to make a serviceable dance floor. With CRUISR and TWINKIDS. $30. www.aceofspadessac.com.
Looking ahead: Built to Spill. May 12 at Harlow’s
Indie rock royalty and ageless wonder Doug Martsch leads venerable rock outfit Built to Spill back into Harlow’s (seeming an annual tradition) with Ed Harcourt supporting. $30. www.harlows.com.