Bootsy Collins and Black Landlord play at 8 p.m. Friday
at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside. Tickets: $33.50-$49.50. Information: 215-572-7650
Bonnie Raitt / Joe Henry & Lisa Hannigan
Bonnie Raitt drafted Joe Henry to produce some tracks for Slipstream, her first new album in seven years and one of her best, and he brought a moody subtlety to a couple of Dylan covers and two songs of his own. On Saturday night, while Raitt is playing Slipstream highlights at the Academy of Music (with the great Mavis Staples opening), Henry will be a few blocks away at the Theater of Living Arts, sharing the stage in a collaborative evening with Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan. Henry has been a busy guy - last year, among other projects, he produced Hannigan's Passenger and released Reverie, his own excellent album of impressionistic, poetic, and jazzy ballads. Hard to choose which show to recommend more. - Steve Klinge
An Evening with Joe Henry & Lisa Hannigan at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Theater of
Living Arts, 334 South St. Tickets: $27-$32.
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples play at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Academy of Music, Broad
and Locust Streets.
Tickets: $45.50-$75.50. Information: 215-893-1999
Tim McGraw / Kenny Chesney
They met more than 20 years ago in a Nashville bar, both pre-fame and both with big dreams of scoring a hit country record. Today, with millions of albums sold between them, country stars Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney have launched their joint, 22-city "The Brothers of the Sun" tour. And it's a biggie, too, with three complete stage systems: Each singer will play his own set, and the two - who released their dual single, "Feel Like a Rock Star" in advance of the tour - will top off the night by sharing the spotlight together. McGraw, who has had 32 No. 1 singles, is slated to perform many megahits, with some tunes he's writing for his first album on his new label, Big Machine Records. Chesney will mix up old and new, and he will likely be joined by opener Grace Potter for a rendition of their Grammy-nominated 2011 hit, "You and Tequila." (A live version of the song is featured on his Welcome to the Fishbowl
CD, out next week.)
- Nicole Pensiero
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, with guests Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and Jake Owen, play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field, 1020 Pattison Ave.
Tickets: $33-$255. Information: 800-745-3000