Since being dubbed Paste magazine’s Best New Solo Artist in 2009, Illinois-born singer/songwriter Lissie (full name, Elisabeth Corrin Maurus) has continued to attack the charts with her carefully crafted yet rebellious mountain rock. Currently touring in support of her sophomore album, The Habit, Lissie is the type of performer you just can’t get enough of. Channeling the likes of Stevie Nicks (Lissie’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” was featured in the trailer for the 2012 film Safe Haven), she’s just as comfortable singing a mellow country ballad as belting a rowdy girl-power anthem like “Shameless,” The Habit’s lead single. It’s here that tough girl Lissie comes to play: “I don’t want to be famous if I got to be shameless,” she squeals with a confidence and raw energy that just gets into your heart; it’s that ferocious grit that brings her stage show to life. With the Kopecky Family Band. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $18 adv. 21 and over. KEEGAN PROSSER
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On the first song on 2012’s Rich Girl, “Intro: Real Music,” soul singer Angie Stone has a message for listeners: “So just sit all down and take a listen/’Cause the music’s here to stay/’Bout to give you what’s missing.” What she delivers, and has for years, is soul-baring gospel in her signature warm, smooth-as-silk voice. Through Sunday. Jazz Alley. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun. $44.50. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY
The cover of Tomten’s latest, Wednesday’s Children, which features colorful circles emblazoned with letters that spell out the album’s tracklist, may be difficult to understand at first, but its music is much easier to digest: dreamy pop, embellished with lovely harmonies, inspired by the psychedelic ’60s. The quintet is currently finishing a follow-up. With Animal Eyes, Yonder. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $8. 21 and over. ACP