Pretty Lights, Shuggie Otis, Lindi Ortega, Gary Clark Jr. and More: Inside This Week’s Music Section



Goodness and Light: With his Pretty Lights, Derek Smith will never stop trying new and strange things (Pretty Lights’ Illumination Saturday, 12th at Greer Stadium)

Losing Inspiration: Shuggie Otis' classic funk record Inspiration Information is worth buying again. And again. And again. (Playing Thursday, 10th at Exit/In)

These Boots Were Made For: Lindi Ortega is just as equipped to entertain as the version of herself she played on TV (Playing Saturday, 12th at The High Watt; Tin Star out now)

The Boss: President Obama just saw rock 'n' roll's future, and its name is Gary Clark Jr. (Playing Tuesday, 15th at Marathon Music Works)

In The Spin: Those Darlins' album release show at Mercy Lounge, Queens of the Stone Age with Savages at Municipal Auditorium

Plus Critics’ Picks on John Hiatt, Walking Man, Bully’s release show, Allen Toussaint, Danzig, Kid Cudi, FIDLAR, Hanni El Khatib with Bass Drum of Death, Toro y Moi, Franz Ferdinand, Eagles and more

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