Clockwise from top: P.O.S, Katy Perry, St. Vincent, Spoon, Andrew W.K., The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne and Real Estate
Katy Perry December 4 · BMO Harris Bradley Center Seven years removed from the bubblegum pop of "Teenage Dream," Katy Perry is reinventing herself. On her June album,
Witness, she traded in her original glitz and Barbie doll glamour for a club-centric,
Spoon September 13 ·
The Pabst Theater The dulcet tones and steady rhythms of Spoon epitomize mil- lennial-era indie rock. The Austin, Texas-based group defines a time with its distinctive laid-back rock formula.
Real Estate November 5 ·
Turner Hall Ballroom The Brooklyn-based indie rockers have been constructing dreamy, seemingly effortless songs since 2009. A recent lineup overhaul forewarned a change in sonic direction, but on 2017's In Mind, the band's sounds are as carefree and breezy as ever.
The Flaming Lips with Mac DeMarco
September 18 · The Rave The Flaming Lips don't just play typical rock shows – they throw over-the-top musical celebrations. Frontman Wayne Coyne leads the charge as the band performs its soaring anthems. Opening the show is Mac DeMarco, underrat- ed singer-songwriter.
October 20 · The Rave Sometimes you just want to turn off your brain and turn up the volume. Enter rock ‘n' roll party dude Andrew W.K. You won't see his straightforward lyrics discussed in college philosophy courses, but you'll definitely hear them at post-class parties.
September 11 · Cactus Club An alt-rapper with fiery punk rock impulses, P.O.S's breakneck pace was brought to a standstill when his chronic kidney disease flared up in 2012. January's Chill,
Dummy marks his first release since his successful kidney transplant and signals a new vision.
St. Vincent ➞ November 17 ·
The Riverside Theater With frenetic guitar solos and a majestic voice, St. Vincent (née Annie Clark) seems capable of cosmic destruction. 2014's self-titled album felt like a planted flag: Clark discovered her own planet and she's sending us interstellar transmissions.