Anthony Hamilton with Heather Headley at the Landmark Theater
Heather Headley's latest album, "In My Mind," comes from that rotten little stretch of time after you've broken up with somebody but still think about them all the time. Broken glass and packed suitcases figure big in the lyrics. Headley's sweepy R&B is a far cry from her days on Broadway in "The Lion King" and Elton John's "Aida," but we get all the benefit of those well-trained lungs without the Julie Taymor costumes. Headley plays April 6 at 7:30 p.m. with Anthony Hamilton. $45. Call 262-8100 or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
Brown Sabbath, Iggy Plop and the Spooges at Wonderland
Black Sabbath and Iggy Pop are so extreme they're almost parody-resistant, so Richmond's Brown Sabbath and Iggy Plop and the Spooges will be sending up loving tributes. VCU student Caitlin Latham will send out her Brit risqué Mort de Luxe Fashion Show in between, April 8 at 10 p.m. 643-9233.
Zelazowa at Nanci Raygun
Now that Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Soundgarden are getting their 10-year anniversary victory lap on the radio, Zelazowa makes a good side dish for your '90s rock nostalgia. It's got that moany/chanty Wolfgang Press-lurking-at-the-back-of-your-CD-collection thing going on, but also the soft-high-pitch-vocals-that-drop-suddenly-and-then-morph-into-angry-shouting thing. You know, '90s stuff. Find your flannel and check out Zelazowa at the Raygun April 5 at 10 p.m. $5. 353-4263.
The Yoshimi Lounge at Hyperlink Café
John McCoy has a San Francisco area code on his cell-phone which just might be all the street cred you need to rock the Yoshimi Lounge named after a character in a Flaming Lips song, the one who fought the giant robots. If your taste runs toward Belle and Sebastian and video installations, this indie rock study hall is just the thing for your Tuesday night. With $1 PBR and $2 grilled cheese sandwiches, you'll feel like you never left your liberal arts college. This week features Perfect Artifice, a conceptual performance piece starting at 7 p.m. Yoshimi Lounge runs 5-9 p.m. April 11 and every Tuesday. Free. Call 254-1942 or visit www.yoshimava.com.
Charles Kelley at The Tobacco Company
Sweet-talkin' Georgian Charles Kelley joins us for an evening of Billy Joel-meets-Justin Timberlake piano-pop. April 8 at 9:30 p.m. Free. 782-9555.
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