Live music picks

FRIDAY

Big Boi

After an injured knee earlier this summer, Atlanta hip-hop mainstay Big Boi had to postpone his ironically named Shoes for Running tour. But the OutKast favorite known as General Patton is healed and ready to rap, hopefully drawing from his current album, the meaty “Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors.”

With Killer Mike. 8 p.m. Sept. 20. $26.50 (advance). All ages. Heaven at Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000.

Clint Black

A country superstar will more than 20 million albums sold worldwide, Black will hit the stage of the intimate Mill Town Music Hall with three of his bandmates for an acoustic performance. The man behind classics such as “Like the Rain” and “When My Ship Comes In” is promoting his latest album, the Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores release “When I Said I Do,” a collection of three new songs and rerecordings of 11 songs from his career with RCA Records.

Mill Town Music Hall, 1031 Alabama Ave., Bremen. 770-537-6455.

SATURDAY

Okkervil River

The alt-country rockers from Austin just released “The Silver Gymnasium,” a concept album that takes place in Meriden, N.H., hometown of singer Will Sheff. The title, if you’re wondering, comes from the Charles Lewis Silver Memorial Gymnasium located at Meriden’s Kimball Union Academy, which Sheff and other members of the band attended.

With Torres. 8:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $20 (advance), $22.50 (day of show). Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-524-7354.

MONDAY

Alt-J

In March, the winners of Britain’s Mercury Prize brought their quirky indie pop to a sold-out Masquerade. Their debut album, “An Awesome Wave,” is now a year old, but they did pop up on the soundtrack of “Silver Linings Playbook” with the song “Buffalo.” The group remains a bigger draw in the U.K., where they’ve charted with a quartet of songs, but their indie sensibilities are doing just fine in Atlanta, at least, considering their Tabernacle gig is sold out.

With Lord Huron. 7:30 p.m. Sold out. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000.

WEDNESDAY

Howie Day

Best known for the mid-2000s hits “Collide” and “She Says,” Day hasn’t issued an album since 2010’s independently released “Ceasefire.” But he is debuting many new songs in concert and plans to head into the studio with longtime friend and producer Mike Denneen at the end of his fall tour.

8 p.m. Sept. 25. Also performs at 8 p.m. Sept. 26. Both shows are $20 (advance), $26 (at door). Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-725-8849.

THURSDAY

Loretta Lynn

When she visited Chastain Park Amphitheatre last summer with her band, the Coal Miners, the Kentucky queen proudly displayed her trademark blue gowns and rolled through a set full of classics, including “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “You’re Looking at Country” and, of course, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Most Lynn shows include a healthy dose of gospel tunes, too.

8 p.m. Sept. 26. Free with paid fair admission ($7 adults, children 10 and under are free). North Georgia State Fair, Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road S.W., Marietta. 770-423-1330.

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