A few months ago, we pondered how Juicy J can keep reinventing himself and stay relevant. Now you can see the man himself. Or if rap isn’t your game, get moving with Glitch Mob or get weird with Xiu Xiu. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Monday, March 10
Start the week off from the alternative perspective. Japanese electro-rockers Buffalo Daughter bring its experimental live show to Great Scott as part of the band’s first tour in 15 years (9 p.m., $12, 18+). Boston’s premier bedroom-pop duo Saralee will head up the weekly rock bill at Charlie’s Kitchen joined by OJ and tour mates Shit Knife (9 p.m., $5, 21+). The other prime Monday night residency at Zuzu welcomes local indie rockers The I Want You and All Eyes On Me (10 p.m., free, 21+).
Tuesday, March 11
The party starts on Tuesday. Memphis rap hero and Three Six Mafia founding member Juicy J will make things happen at House of Blues along with fellow southerners Travis Scott and Project Pat (8 p.m., $25, all ages). Avant-garde art-rockers Xiu Xiu will make its way to Middle East Upstairs, touring behind its latest album, “Angel Guts: Red Classroom” (with Tearist; 9 p.m., $12, 18+). For something maybe a bit less weird, local legends The Shills will return to the stage, playing Great Scott along with Vary Lumar who is celebrating a single release (with Escape Pod, 9 p.m., $8, 18+).
Wednesday, March 12
The dancing continues Wednesday night as Los Angeles beatmakers Glitch Mob finds a home at House of Blues along with Ana Sia and Penthouse Penthouse (8 p.m., $20, 18+). New England jazz funk vets Rustic Overtones will have a little party of its own at Church with Malabar (8 p.m., $10, 21+).