Matt Pond PA. It’s not Still Summer anymore, but that is the name of what is purported to be Matt Pond PA’s final album, which the formerly Philadelphia-based songwriter — who named his band after himself and the state he used to live in — released in the spring. He returns home to play Sunday at Johnny Brenda’s.
Thundercat. Virtuoso bassist and funk, R&B, and yacht-rock genre-blending artiste Stephen Bruner’s set was a mind-blowing highlight at the Roots Picnic this year. He’s back in town for a two-night stand. Saturday is sold out, but tickets remain for the second show. Sunday at Union Transfer.
Prince’s Sign O’ the Times. Prince’s long unavailable 1987 concert film is now viewable on cable, and it’s a thrill to once again be able to witness him on stage in his prime. It’s great — but two caveats: The onstage skits are silly and intrusive, and Prince the perfectionist synced much of the film’s visual content with separately recorded audio, rendering it less live, and thereby not as great as it could be. On Showtime on demand.
The Blasters. Phil Alvin (without brother Dave) leads the veteran California rockabilly, blues, and “American Music” quartet, barreling into Fishtown at breakneck speed. Dexter Romweber’s fab psychobilly band Flat Duo Jets open. Sunday at Kung Fu Necktie.
Alice Glass. She’s the former singer of acclaimed Canadian electronic duo Crystal Castles whose partnership with bandmate Ethan Kath ended badly in 2014. The artist born Margaret Osborn surprise-released a self-titled EP last month and is spending her autumn alternating between opening for Marilyn Manson in larger venues and smaller solo dates. Tuesday at Underground Arts.