Screaming Females & Waxahatchee

Updated 9/21/2013

TUESDAY: Buzz-band twofer at T-Rock. Plus: Global Roots Fest.


Screaming Females and Waxahatchee

9 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $10-$12

Coming off their twisting, press-praised fourth album, these Jersey post-punks hit a bump in the road last fall. Some bummer-of-a-syndrome caused wild-riffing frontlady Marissa Paternoster so much arm and shoulder pain (among other troubles) that they had to drop off a tour with Garbage. Thankfully, Paternoster is back in her guitar strap and on the road supporting her band’s new “Chalk Tape” EP. Labelmate Waxahatchee, Katie Crutchfield’s nom de tunes, dropped a standout sophomore disc this year with the confidently nerve-exposing “Cerulean Salt.” Wisconsin punks Tenement and Marked Men-informed locals Frozen Teens open. Michael Rietmulder


Caitlin Crosby

7:30 p.m. • Aster Café • $12

Having grown up in a showbiz family (Dad’s a talent manager, Mom’s an agent), Crosby was a teen actress, with roles on “Malcolm in the Middle,” among others. Now the 28-year-old is turning her efforts to music, with a Sheryl Crow-meets-Fiona Apple vibe on her 2013 EP, “Save That Pillow.” “Just Another Day” addresses the Hollywood Boulevard hustle, the title track is a country plaint about a one-night stand, and “Is This the Good Life” sounds like a Lana Del Rey outtake. Crosby’s world-weary folk-soul vocals are worth checking out. Philly-bred, Berklee-educated singer Jesse Ruben opens. Jon Bream


Global Roots Festival

7:30 p.m. Tue.-Wed. • Cedar Cultural Center • free

The Global Roots Festival, a two-day free event this year, offers the expected multicultural mix of far-flung world music offerings. Tuesday brings haunting female vocals galore, first from the theatrical DakhaBrakha, who put a tasteful and discreet postmodern spin on the folk music of Ukraine’s villages, and then Kardemimmit, four compelling young Finnish women who accompany themselves on the kantele, a stringed instrument from the dulcimer/zither family. Wednesday’s a groovefest with Debo Band, an Ethiopian-American group that’s recorded for Sub Pop, and Christine Salem, a bluesy diva who sings in several languages (Creole, Swahili, Malagasy, French) and hails from Reunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean. Tom Surowicz