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Regional concert previews of Between the Buried and Me, Sam Roberts Band, more [Seven in Seven]

Welcome to Seven in Seven, where we look at shows coming to the region over the next week. As always, whether your musical tastes are rock ’n’ roll, jazz, heavy metal, R&B, singer-songwriter or indie, there will always be something to check out.

Here are seven of the best on the docket for the week of March 1:

Kid Bloom — Friday at The Foundry

Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Lennon Kloser — aka Kid Bloom — brings his “Inner Light” tour to the Foundry this Friday in support of a new EP titled “Shaky Knees.” The follow-up to the 2022 breakout album “Highway,” the collection showcases Kloser in his most profound and commanding artistic form. Yet, in keeping with the signature Kid Bloom style, there’s a marked playfulness woven throughout the project that renders it a near irresistibly joyous musical journey.

Mclusky — Saturday at Underground Arts

Formed in the late ’90s and releasing music from 2000-2004, Welsh post-hardcore trio Mclusky disbanded soon afterwards in a slow-motion farce of not enough drama to get press off the back of it. Now they are back —– well, most of them — fueled initially by spite but now enjoying it too much not to do it, playing to bigger crowds in the UK and Australia than in their so-called heyday. The current shows in North America are their first dates here in 18 years.

Ches Smith — Monday at Solar Myth

Drummer, percussionist and composer Ches Smith has built his career on journeying beyond genre, venturing onto new musical shores from which the old worlds of style and influence can barely be glimpsed. His most recent projects include the widely acclaimed 2021 album “Path of Seven Colors” by his ensemble We All Break, which merged Haitian Vodou music with progressive compositional and improvisational approaches, and Interpret It Well, an exploratory outing teaming guitar master Bill Frisell and Smith’s trio with pianist Craig Taborn and violist Mat Maneri, which weaved together the sound of four brilliant individual voices. Smith’s new album, “Laugh Ash,” is a breathtakingly original set of music that is defiantly cohesive while never losing sight of the fact that none of it should be.

Cherry Glazerr — Monday at The Foundry

It’s been four years since Cherry Glazerr released their resplendent third album, “Stuffed and Ready,” but frontwoman Clementine Creevy has been in no rush, spending the time looking inward at herself, relationships and putting pen to the paper in a way to come to terms with it all. Cherry Glazerr’s ambitious new album, “I Don’t Want You Anymore,” is some of her most personal, raw music to date, a collection of songs that elaborate on this period of self-reckoning. It’s the first she’s co-produced since the garage rock debut, 2014’s “Haxel Princess.” Released when Creevy was still a teenager, that album made Cherry Glazerr a Los Angeles mainstay act, while its follow-ups put them on the national map.

Between the Buried and Me — Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13, at Brooklyn Bowl

Progressive metal titans Between the Buried and Me bring to town the unique “Colors Experience Tour,” which takes a journey through two of their most revered albums. It ends up being a live showcase of their musical evolution, as the band will perform their critically acclaimed albums “Colors” and “Colors II’” in their entirety, spanning two consecutive nights at Brooklyn Bowl. On the first night, fans will be treated to a full performance of “Colors,” the 2007 album that redefined the band’s sound and set a new benchmark in their career. The second night shifts focus to a more recent triumph, 2021’s “Colors II,” a spiritual successor to the original that encapsulates the band’s continued growth and creative exploration.

Nita Strauss — Wednesday, March 13 at Lovedraft’s

Guitar shredder Nita Strauss has truly become a force to be reckoned with, an unsurprising byproduct of dazzling over a million audience members per year around the world. She’s instantly recognizable as the touring guitarist for rock legend Alice Cooper and for pop superstar Demi Lovato, also as the official guitarist of the Los Angeles Rams and as a solo artist. Along the way, she’s played events like NASCAR races and turned in a critically acclaimed performance at WWE’s WrestleMania 34 in 2018. Her latest whirlwind trek touches down next week in Mechanicsburg in support of her 2023 solo effort, “The Call of the Void.”

Catch the Sam Roberts Band on Thursday, March 14, at Underground Arts, Philly. (Courtesy of Tell All Your Friends PR)
Catch the Sam Roberts Band on Thursday, March 14, at Underground Arts, Philly. (Courtesy of Tell All Your Friends PR)

Sam Roberts Band — Thursday, March 14 at Underground Arts

Sam Roberts released his debut in 2002, following a popular independent demo recording he had made in Montreal. Before that point, he had been a violin player who eventually moved on to guitar and started a rock band with his friends. Last year’s “The Adventures of Ben Blank” was the singer-songwriter’s eighth album, and fifth under the Sam Roberts Band moniker. The new record takes a twangy and conceptual turn, seeing Roberts embody the titular character, a lone wolf type with a hardened exterior that slowly fractures as the album runs on towards its conclusion.

Soundcheck

• Kid Bloom: “Sparkle”

• Mclusky: “The Digger You Deep”

• Ches Smith: “Minimalism”

• Cherry Glazerr: “Bad Habit”

• Between the Buried and Me: “Monochrome”

• Nita Strauss: “Dead Inside”

• Sam Roberts Band: “The Ballad of Ben Blank”


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