Live Tonight: Jacco Gardner, Jojo, Shovels & Rope, Disclosure

Jacco Gardner lives in its own sealed-off universe, where the year is 1967 and the baroque pop of the Beach Boys and Love tops the charts. Gardner, a 24-year-old Dutchman, fastidiously recreates the music of this era on his debut, Cabinet of Curiosities, an intricate portrait of pop music as period piece. With Parson Red Heads, Ephrata. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10 adv. ANDREW GOSPE

R&B princess Jojo first stepped onto the scene in the early aughts with breakout single “Leave (Get Out),” off her self-titled debut. A ripe 13 years old at the time, the powerhouse vocalist’s rise was cut short when the release of new music was postponed by record-label politics. Luckily, almost 10 years later, Jojo’s still got the chops—and now the life experience to back them up. With Leah LaBelle. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $14. All ages/bar with ID. KEEGAN PROSSER

Shovels & Rope What started as a way for married couple Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst to make a little extra money in their native Charleston, S.C., in 2010 has since become a wave-making folk-rock duo, most recently named Emerging Artists of the Year by the Americana Music Association. With Denver. The Neptune. 8 p.m. $16.50 adv./$18 DOS. All ages. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY

Disclosure Guy and Howard Lawrence, the brothers who constitute this British production duo, write songs that feel like a whirlwind summary of the past 20 or so years of UK dance music. Traces of house, 2-step, dubstep, and garage are all present, but the Lawrences recontextualize these disparate genres for the stylistic free-for-all of the Internet age. Thankfully, debut LP Settle is more polymath pop record than an electronic-music history lesson, featuring contributions on nearly every song from vocalists like AlunaGeorge, Jessie Ware, and Sam Smith. As a result, the word “accessible” is sometimes used pejoratively to discuss Disclosure’s music, largely by older electronic-music heads who accuse the duo of ripping off sounds it’s too young to remember. This criticism is fair, perhaps, but easily overshadowed by Settle’s deft songwriting and production, which has vaulted the group to sold-out shows halfway across the world like this one. With T. Williams. Showbox SoDo. 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT. All ages. AG

Diamond Head While this band might not be a household name, the “Big Four” of thrash metal—Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer—closed a group show with a cover of its song “Am I Evil?”, a gesture that speaks volumes to Diamond Head’s influence as metal tastemakers, and which should be reason enough to check them out. With Raven. Studio Seven . 6:30 p.m. $15/$18 DOS. MB

 
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