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KC concerts April 12-18: Tedeschi Trucks Band, PJ Morton, Turnstile, Brian Fallon

Tedeschi Trucks Band performs Wednesday, April 18, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.
Tedeschi Trucks Band performs Wednesday, April 18, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland.

Timber Timbre

Thursday, April 12, at RecordBar

Timber Timbre is a distinctly Canadian band. The group echoes the work of fellow Canadian musicians including the lavish productions of Leonard Cohen and the wry rock of the Tragically Hip. Whether Timber Timbre is playing eerie folk-rock, mournful gothic blues or off-kilter synth-pop, its sound possesses a chilly Northern sensibility that’s filled with dread. A critic for NPR characterized the band’s latest album “Sincerely, Future Pollution,” as “an agitated document for surreal times.” With Thor & Friends.

9 p.m. Thursday, April 12. RecordBar. 816-753-5207. Tickets are $15 through therecordbar.com.

Turnstile

Friday, April 13, at the Bottleneck

Many members of the international punk community are preoccupied with infighting about adherence to the rules that have come to define the form. By defying the prescribed regulations, Turnstile has become one of the most controversial bands in punk. The Baltimore group rises above punk’s self-defeating limitations by brazenly ignoring convention. Turnstile’s thrilling new album, “Time & Space,” infuriates punk purists by occasionally mirroring the post-metal grooves of bands like Deftones. With Touché Amoré, Culture Abuse, Razorbumps and Bib.

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13. Bottleneck. 785-749-3434. Tickets are $18 through thebottlenecklive.com.

PJ Morton

Friday, April 13, at the Riot Room

“First Began” is one of the most enchanting love songs in recent years. The fact that PJ Morton’s ballad isn’t as widely known as similarly smooth odes by the likes of John Legend is a confounding music industry mystery. Following a stint as the musical director for R&B star Solange, the Maroon 5 keyboardist is attempting to establish his solo career. The New Orleans native will perform romantic soul and Louisiana funk with a full band at the Riot Room on Friday. With Brik Liam.

8 p.m. Friday, April 13. Riot Room. 816-442-8179. Tickets are $20 through theriotroom.com.

Brian Fallon & the Howling Weather

Saturday, April 14, at the Riot Room

The Gaslight Anthem once seemed unstoppable. The New Jersey band fronted by Brian Fallon headlined at the Uptown Theater in 2014. Partly because Fallon tired of persistent comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, the Gaslight Anthem went on hiatus in 2015. Before the band reunites later this year for a tour marking the 10th anniversary of its debut release, Fallon is performing songs from his new solo album, “Sleepwalkers,” in smaller venues. With Ruston Kelly.

8 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Riot Room. 816-442-8179. Tickets are $22 through theriotroom.com.

Chastity Belt

Sunday, April 15, at Little White Schoolhouse

The members of Chastity Belt met as students at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. It was the first band any of the four woman had joined. The group initially compensated for a lack of instrumental prowess by playing humorous songs like “Giant Vagina” with infectious energy. “I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone,” Chastity Belt’s latest album, demonstrates the quartet’s newfound maturity on winsome indie-pop tracks such as “Different Now.” With Lala Lala and Planet What.

7 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Little White Schoolhouse. Tickets are $12 through eventbrite.com.

Cigarettes After Sex

Wednesday, April 18, at the Bottleneck

A stunning interpretation of REO Speedwagon’s 1980 power ballad “Keep on Loving You” provides an ideal introduction to the often inscrutable Brooklyn-based quartet Cigarettes After Sex. The imaginative cover replaces the sweetness of the original version with a haunting tone that suggests the eternal bedevilment of a spectral stalker. Along with a heavy reliance on reverb, the genderless and languid voice of Cigarettes After Sex founder Greg Gonzalez provides his original songs with a similarly eerie essence.

9 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Bottleneck. 785-749-3434. Tickets are $18 through thebottlenecklive.com.

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan

Wednesday, April 18, at the Riot Room

The unusual stylization of the ensemble’s name and the freaky face paint the members of the group wear during their often unsettling performances are two of the many ways in which Yamantaka // Sonic Titan is unlike other musical ensembles. Even when the theatrical Canadian collective veers between resembling an art-school version of costumed metal band Slipknot and an anarchic offshoot of psychedelic rock bands like the Black Angels, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan remains unique. With Soiled Doves and Existem.

8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Riot Room. 816-442-8179. Tickets are $10 through theriotroom.com.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Wednesday, April 18, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland

The death of Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band last year and the splintering of the Grateful Dead may have caused many seasoned jam band aficionados to think the style’s best days have passed. The 12 members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band disprove the notion every time they take the stage. Overseen by the husband-and-wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, the ensemble is one of the most accomplished jam-oriented blues-rock bands ever assembled.

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. 816-283-9921. Tickets are $34.50-$79.50 through midlandkc.com.

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