The Replacements, For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986. The famously self-defeating Minneapolis band captured in all of their unkempt glory. Recorded two days before the band played Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania, it was their last tour before unreliable but brilliant guitarist Bob Stinson was kicked out of the band. Naturally, the planned live album never came out, but the terrific double-disc set has been rescued, thanks to the efforts of Bob Mehr, author of last year’s top-notch band bio Trouble Boys. On Sire Records.
Kali Uchis. The Colombian American singer and rapper from Alexandria, Va., born Karly Loaiza is on a path to the big time with her summer hit “Tyrant,” featuring Jorja Smith, and will be opening for Lana Del Rey in big spaces next year. She’s in more intimate environs Wednesday at World Cafe Live.
William Patrick Corgan. He may be Billy to you, but the shaven-headed, always grandiose leader of the Smashing Pumpkins was born William Patrick. Nowadays, he’s working with Rick Rubin, the maverick producer who previously succeeded by stripping Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond down to their core. That’s also the idea with Ogilala, in which Corgan’s keening take-it-or-leave-it voice is often paired with piano and a string section. Wednesday at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington.
Lucinda Williams, This Sweet Old World. Rather than celebrate the 25th anniversary of her underappreciated 1992 album Sweet Old World by simply reissuing it, Lucinda Williams rerecorded the 12-song set plus bonus tracks, including covers of John Anderson and Nick Drake with her current road band, letting the passage of time show in world-weary new versions. On Thirty Tigers, and streaming only on Amazon Music.
Personal Stereo, by Rebecca Tuhos-Dubrow. An insightful ode to the Walkman, the Sony portable cassette player introduced in 1979 that started us off on the ear-buds-in, world-blocked-out era of music listening long before the iPod was the apple of Steve Jobs’ eye. Part of the Object Lesson series of paperbacks, which examine “the hidden lives of ordinary things” and which are themselves well-designed, smaller-than-a-Walkman objects. Bloomsbury, $14.95.