Aaron Lee Tasjan plays Nelsonville Music Festival

For years, Tasjan was known mostly for his impressive guitar work, leaving his hometown of New Albany to play in bands like the New York Dolls, Alberta Cross, Semi Precious Weapons, Drivin’ n Cryin’, Everest and the Madison Square Gardeners. But when he moved from New York City to Nashville in 2013, he began writing songs for himself. While Tasjan’s brand of East Nashville outsider Americana is no joke, his sense of humor comes through often in irreverent tracks like “12 Bar Blues,” in which Tasjan meanders from bar to bar in spoken-word verses filled with witty references and one-liners.

Hot Chicken Takeover opens in Clintonville “Your Ass With My Name On It” exhibition reception at 934 Gallery Black Radish Creamery grand reopening at North Market Bone Thugs N’ Harmony at Park Street Saloon Dali plays Double Happiness Joey Monsoon exhibition opens at Lindsay Gallery Rat Motel plays Spacebar Damn the Witch Siren at Rumba Cafe Saturday

“50 Pieces of Black Gold” exhibition reception at Wild Goose Creative

David Butler and Eric Jefferson envision their exhibition “50 Pieces of Black Gold,” which celebrates icons of popular culture while at the same time recognizing these icons’ deeper importance to the black community, to be akin to having a conversation. To that end, Jefferson said, the work in this show is like a visual pop-culture conversation. “Like us hanging out and the art being our backdrop,” he said. “Because it creates that conversation in a fun way, with these little golden thought bubbles that pop up.”

Sean Foley “Melancholia” exhibition reception at Angela Meleca Gallery The 1975 at Express Live “Survival of the Boulevard Singer” at Kafe Kerouac Kindred Beer releases two sours Wolfman and the Airship Captain album release at Spacebar Tyler Bohm “Technorama” opens at Sean Christopher Gallery Matt Munhall plays Dick’s Den Thelma and the Sleaze at Ace of Cups The 1975 at Express Live Sadat X at Park Street Saloon Hot Mulligan at Woodlands Tavern Savoir Adore at Rumba Cafe Mummula, Savage Remains at The Summit Sunday

Sigur Ros at the Palace Theatre

Sigur Ros has been a band for more than two decades now, having released its debut album, Von, 20 years ago. In that time, the group has continued to change and evolve musically, drifting from the dreamy, alien textures of its 1999 breakthrough album Agætis byrjun and exploring everything from wooly, stripped-down campfire songs (the Heim half of the split Hvarf/Heim) to mood-setting soundtrack work on the ethereal “Angels of the Universe” score. The lineup has shifted, as well; in 2013, keyboardist Kjartan Sveinsson departed the fold, leaving the musicians to carry on as a trio.

John Fullbright at Nelsonville Music Festival Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Strawberry Jam at North Market Agent Orange at Rumba Cafe CityMusic benefit for MORE concert at Indianola Presbyterian Church Stephanie Rond ‘Studies and Discourse’ continues at OSU Faculty Club Everclear at Express Live Roots of Creation at the Basement Pink Owl, Son of Dribble at Café Bourbon Street