Live Tonight: Crystal Stilts, Holy Ghost!, Jack Johnson

Crystal Stilts’ sepia-toned psych-pop has evolved in terms of fidelity since the Brooklyn group formed in 2003, but much of their sound has stayed the same: Brad Hargett’s half-mumbled baritone vocals, Kyle Forester’s serpentine organ lines, and Keegan Cooke’s driving, post-punk drums. Nature Noir is their third full-length and first on Sacred Bones. With Zachary Cale, The Woolen Men. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10 adv. ANDREW GOSPE

The Pretty Reckless Touring in advance of its upcoming sophomore release Going to Hell, this New York–based rock outfit is sure to have some sweaty tricks up its sleeve for this headlining tour. And while the four-piece is likely best known for being fronted by Gossip Girl’s “Little J,” they’ve actually got the punk-rock chops to back it up—even if they’re a bit too angsty. With Heaven’s Basement, Louna. El Corazon. 8 p.m. $15–$50. All ages/bar with ID. KEEGAN PROSSER

With their ’80s disco vibes, Holy Ghost! fills the room with poppy vocals and peppy beats. Their second album, Dynamics, is filled with tunes to get you ready to face anything—but if you listen to just one song, check out the dance-ready vibe of “Wait and See.” With Midnight Magic, DJ Nark. Neumos. 8 p.m. $18 adv. 21 and over. AZARIA PODPLESKY

Jack Johnson Recently on vacation, I found myself on a beach in Thailand. Buff, shirtless bros were everywhere drinking cheap mai tais served by scraggly beach-side bartenders who’d clearly decided their life’s work was to look as much like Captain Jack Sparrow as they could. In the background, “Banana Pancakes” was playing on a boom box. This, I suspect, is exactly how Jack Johnson pictured it all happening. With Bahamas. The Paramount. 6:30 p.m. $70. All ages. KELTON SEARS

 
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