• Chad VanGaalen is a visionary artist who makes terrific and unusual records all by his lonesome. He's coming to town, which doesn't happen very often—so we put together a list of some of the best ways to dip into his broad, eclectic body of work.
LISTEN: Chad VanGaalen - "Monster"
• Songwriter Doug Paisley is steadily gaining acclaim, but he's still a little uncomfortable to see people carrying a record with his face emblazoned on the cover.
LISTEN: Doug Paisley - "Song My Love Can Sing"
• You could say that Brooklyn metal band Tombs is preoccupied with mortality.
LISTEN: Tombs - "Edge of Darkness"
• Our picks for this week's best all-ages shows.
• And a delicious honeypot filled to the sticky brim with Up & Coming shows for the week.