The Damned. It may not seem sensible, but this 40th-anniversary tour by the first-generation British punk rockers plans to go on, even after guitarist Captain Sensible fell and broke a rib last week in Toronto. Ouch. Rock and roll! With the Bellrays, Sunday at the TLA.
From Cradle to Stage: Stories From the Mothers Who Rocked and Raised Rock Stars by Virginia Hanlon-Grohl. Dave Grohl’s mom, a former schoolteacher and singer in a 1950s vocal trio, meets her peers. She talks with the women who gave birth to stars-to-be, including Dr. Dre, Gary Clark Jr., Pharrell Williams, Amy Winehouse, Michael Stipe, Miranda Lambert, and HAIM, and snags interviews with many of the stars themselves. On Seal Press, in time for Mother’s Day.
Ian Hunter. Is it ever “Just Another Night” for the Mott the Hoople founder, whom David Bowie provided crucial assistance to in writing their 1972 breakout hit “All the Young Dudes”? No, it is not. Now in his late 70s, Hunter continues to tour and record -- and rock -- at an impressively high level. With the Rant Band, Sunday at Havana in New Hope.
The Dove & the Wolf. French-women-turned-Philadelphians Louise Hayat-Camard and Paloma Gil, back in town after touring internationally with Jens Lekman. They sing backup on the new War on Drugs song “Thinking of a Place,” and their self-titled 2016 EP has been reissued by Fat Possum with two new songs. Opening for Courtney Marie Andrews, Tuesday at the Boot & Saddle.
HAIM, “Right Now.” The first single from Something to Tell You, the due-in-July follow-up to the Southern California sister trio’s breakout 2013 album, Days Are Short, comes with a very cool intimate in-the-studio video shot by movie director Paul Thomas Anderson. HAIM will guest Saturday on Saturday Night Live.