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Atlanta Concerts this week: Carly Rae Jepsen, Bryson Tiller and Springsteen


Todd Rundgren

The vaunted ’70s rocker is showcasing his songs in an “evening with” format, featuring band members John Ferenzik, Jesse Gress, Prairie Prince and Kasim Sulton. The ever-busy Rundgren, 67, might be best known to casual listeners for “Hello, It’s Me” and “Bang the Drum All Day,” but devout followers of the multi-instrumentalist-producer know of his constant urge to create. In 2015, Rundgren released two albums, “Global,” a largely electronica creation, and “Runddans,” a collaboration with avant-garde Norwegian musicians Hans-Peter Lindstrom and Emil Nikolaisen.

8:30 p.m. Feb. 12. $29-$34. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Tom Rush

The revered folk-blues singer has forged a 40-year career with chestnuts such as “Circle Game” and “No Regrets.” Rush was instrumental in the folk revival of the 1960s and has influenced everyone from James Taylor to Garth Brooks.

7 p.m. Feb. 13. $45 (advance) and $55 (at the door). Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-435-9849,


Carly Rae Jepsen

In August, Jepsen, best known for her breakthrough smash, “Call Me Maybe,” released her third studio album, “Emotion.” In addition to her music career, the 30-year-old Canadian singer has edged into acting and earned kudos for her fun turn as Frenchy in Fox’s recent “Grease Live!” production.

8 p.m. Feb. 14. $28. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

Bryson Tiller

Tiller, who became an Internet star with his breakout single “Don’t” last spring, released his debut album, “Trapsoul,” in August. The 22-year-old singer-rapper from Louisville, Ky., calls Omarion his biggest influence, as well as R. Kelly, Chris Brown and Drake, and says his sound is “trap and hip-hop-influenced R&B, the perfect marriage between hip-hop and R&B.”

With They. 9 p.m. Feb. 14 (sold out); 9 p.m. Feb. 15 ($29). Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Touring behind the recently released box set “The Ties That Bind: The River Collection,” Springsteen will pay homage to his classic 1980 album, “The River,” during this nine-week outing, performing the album in its entirety and following that with another hour of hits. Each concert on the tour will be mixed for release on as high-quality downloads and CDs. Recordings will be available within days of each performance.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. $35-$150. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anais Mitchell

The astute songwriting and ace musicianship of this trio will be on prime display in an intimate affair. It also will be a politically tinged show, as the women have teamed with the League of Women Voters for what they’ve dubbed the Use Your Voice tour, which will run through 38 cities into early April. Griffin is touring behind last fall’s “Servant of Love,” Watkins (of Nickel Creek fame) is promoting the band project Watkins Family Hour, and Mitchell released her sixth studio album, “Xoa,” in 2014.

8 p.m. Feb. 18. $42-$68. Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,

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