Group Doueh. It rhymes with “thruway.” The family band led by guitar virtuoso Bameer Salmou is from Dakhla in the western Sahara. Hypnotic, modal music that gathers real force, sonically similar in some ways to desert blues bands such as Tinariwen, but with its own distinct, rugged identity. Oulaya’s Wedding, a documentary that offers a glimpse at Saharan culture and features the band, will also be screened. Sunday at Underground Arts.
Chris Kasper, “City by the Sea.” Gorgeously shot video from the peripatetic Philadelphia, Nashville, and Jersey Shore guitar troubadour who wears a flower in his fedora, a standout at the recent Philly Music Fest. Ventnor never looked so good. Playing Nov. 11 at Underground Arts.
Philadelphia Music Alliance Gala. This year’s Walk of Fame inductees are Jill Scott, Sister Sledge, LaBelle, McFadden & Whitehead, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ruffhouse Records mahoffs Joe Nicolo and Chris Schwartz, and radio host Bob Pantano. They’ll get plaques on Broad Street in the morning, followed by a gala awards show featuring live tribute performances by Schoolly D, Kindred the Family Soul, and CeCe Peniston, among others. Wednesday at the Fillmore.
Paul Weller. The Jam and Style Council founder affectionately known as “the Modfather” in his native England is on tour for his 13th solo album, the alternatively psychedelic and soulful A Kind Revolution, and he’s also got a new EP out called Mother Ethiopia that finds him collaborating with musicians from that East African nation. Wednesday at the TLA.
Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus. Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, and Silicon Valley mastermind Judge turns his devious sense of humor to country music history in this half-hour series. It uses animated interviews with close associates of legends like George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Paycheck, and Jerry Lee Lewis for an unconventional music-doc approach that incorporates archival footage and doesn’t stint on unexpurgated detail while treating its subjects with the respect they deserve. 10 p.m. Fridays on Cinemax.