Billy Bragg, Norton Records Benefit, The Meat Puppets, Wayne Shorter, Wavves and More: Inside This Week’s Music Section

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Socialism of the Heart: Billy Bragg sings about people, not politics (Playing Wednesday, 17th at The Belcourt)

Norton Anthology: Superstorm Sandy survivors Norton Records bring their You Can't Drown the Loud Sound! benefit to Music City (Featuring The A-Bones, Daddy Long Legs, The Ettes, Weekend Babes and Har Mar Superstar Friday, 12th at Mercy Lounge)

Rat Patrol: Psychedelic-punk old-timers The Meat Puppets gnaw at classic rock on their new Rat Farm (Playing Thursday, 11th at The High Watt)

Shorter and Sweeter: Legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter's indelible stamp on the history of jazz (Playing with Esperanza Spalding and the Nashville Symphony Friday, 12th at the Schermerhorn)

Breaking Wavves: Wavves ride the summertime vibes, stoner personas and '90s punk-pop influences into your heart ... maybe (Playing Tuesday, 16th at Mercy Lounge)

In The Spin: Those Darlins with The Jane Shermans and Adia Victoria at Ovvio Arte, Elton John at Bridgestone Arena

Plus Critics’ Picks on DJ Jonathan Toubin’s Soul Clap and Dance-Off, WAR with Tower of Power, Dwight Yoakam, Colleen Green, Futurebirds’ album release show, Buffalo Clover with Roy Ira, Lakha Khan, Aaron Neville, Road to Bonnaroo Round Three, Cold War Kids, We’re All for the Hall, M Machine, Music City Roots and more

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