UPDATE: Gregg Allman Show Cancelled; Live Tonight: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Susy Sun

Few artists can boast a career as wide and well-regarded as Nick Cave, whose work spans decades as well as creative arenas, in music via The Birthday Party, Grinderman, and with the Bad Seeds (whom he’ll perform with at the Paramount), as well as acting and writing. And somehow each project that bears his name is spiritual, thought-provoking, and beautifully off-kilter. Reviews for this tour confirm his talents, which will be followed by a July 10 screening at the Grand Illusion of a new documentary about him, 20,000 Days on Earth, which Rolling Stone called “staged, stylized, and weird as fuck.” With Mark Lanegan. The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 682-1414. stgpresents.com/paramount. 8 p.m. $51.25. DAVE LAKE

Susy Sun is one of those artists you can’t help but love if you are young, somewhat angst-ridden, and wondering why on earth boys (or girls) are so weird/can’t commit/love to break your heart. But she does it all with an angelic voice that is wonderfully Auto-Tune-free and a plucky piano-pop sensibility that recalls Sara Bareilles, even if it doesn’t have quite the same spunk. The local classically trained pianist’s latest effort, 2013’s Wanderlust EP, explores that maddening emotional territory between “I swear I’ll never love someone again” and “Oh no, here I go again, and I can’t stop myself!” With Sea Castle, Each and All. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $8. 21 and over. BRIAN PALMER

Gregg Allman: Cancelled 2014 hasn’t been the banner year that Gregg Allman might have hoped for. Between the upcoming dissolution of his iconic band to the lawsuits over his failed biopic, he’s been through the ringer. Despite it all, however, he continues to roll with the punches and perform the blues-inflected rock that’s made him an icon. With Ayron Jones. Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., 548-2500, zoo.org/zootunes. 6 p.m. $32.50. CORBIN REIFF

 
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