Rock & Pop

311/Matisyahu

When: Wed., July 13, 7:30 p.m. 2016

Stalwarts of the indie alt-rock scene from way back, 311 still know their roots. 2014’s Stereolithic showed a band in full control of its destiny, maintaining its earlier sounds while lacing songs with new melodic ideas and interesting production twists. The album’s closest sonic cousin might be 1997’s Transistor, long hailed as 311’s most inventive and daring album ever. Guitarist Tim Mahoney shines -- check songs like “First Dimension” and “Simple True,” where his mad-scientist riffage takes center stage -- and the band seems to be sitting atop one of its career peaks right now. Their live show will attest. Also, note: The band is currently working on its 12th album, due out in early 2017. (Eric Sandy)

Price: $32.50-$49.50

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