Eleanor Friedberger at City Tavern
Those only familiar with Eleanor Friedbergers work with her brother, Matthew, in the indie rock band Fiery Furnaces might be a bit thrown by Eleanors sophomore solo effort, Personal Record. Its so ... breezy and accessible. The Furnaces have cooled a bit the band went on hiatus two years ago so each Friedberger could pursue solo careers and Eleanor wasted little time, releasing her solo debut, Last Summer, in 2011. Personal Record is a worthy follow-up, evoking the halcyon days of the 70s, when singer-songwriters could stitch together a whole album, with little regard for genre strictures. With Teen.
9 p.m. Saturday. City Tavern, Dallas. $13.
Portugal. The Man at House of Blues
For its seventh studio album, the just-released Evil Friends, Portland, Ore. quintet Portugal. The Man tried something different, and enlisted acclaimed producer Danger Mouse to shake up its sound. The result is engaging and unpredictable, and should make for a kinetic concert experience, something Portugal. The Man (a fixture at North Texas fests like 35 Denton) already excels at delivering. With Guards.
8 p.m. Tuesday. House of Blues, Dallas. $25-$29.50.