Live music picks

FRIDAY

Brian Wilson

The legendary Wilson is touring in support of his new album, “No Pier Pressure,” and he’s bringing a special guest — Rodriguez, the topic of the gripping Oscar-winning documentary “Searching for Sugar Man.” Rodriguez will open the show, and Wilson will be joined during his set by former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. Wilson fans also can catch the biopic “Love & Mercy,” starring John Cusack and Paul Dano, in theaters now.

With Rodriguez. 8 p.m. June 26. $46.50-$96.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Natalie Cole

Jazz 91.9 will spotlight Cole for its 41st anniversary celebration. The R&B-soul star tours sporadically each year, so fans are encouraged to see her while they have the chance. Set lists almost always include her first hit, 1975’s “This Will Be,” as well as an “Unforgettable” duet via video with father Nat King Cole.

8 p.m. June 26. $30-$150. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Indigo Girls

Atlanta mainstays Emily Saliers and Amy Ray recently released their 14th studio album, “One Lost Day,” which Saliers described in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as “a travelogue record and representative of a journey and a culmination of our life on the road.” The Girls and their band will be joined by openers Shovels & Rope. Saliers said she is always thrilled about playing Chastain, which she calls “really special.”

With Shovels & Rope. 8 p.m. June 26. $35.50-$60.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive N.W., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

Cracker

David Lowery and Johnny Hickman will hit the stage for a couple of unplugged performances (they’ll be joined by Eliot Bronson at the 9:15 p.m. show). Last year, Cracker, who played a rousing set at the inaugural Shaky Boots Music Festival last month, released their 10th studio album, “Berkeley to Bakersfield,” a double album that musically showcased the two sides of the California landscape. Proceeds from the show, which is part of the Amplify Decatur benefit, will assist Decatur Cooperative Ministry’s efforts to eliminate homelessness in Decatur and DeKalb County.

7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. June 27. $20 (general admission advance), $25 (general admission at the door) and $100 (reserved table for four). Eddie’s Attic, 515-B N. McDonough St., Decatur. 1-877-725-8849, ticketalternative.com.

SUNDAY

Def Leppard and Styx

The power rockers from the ’80s and ’70s, respectively, first toured together in 2007. Even then, Styx guitarist-singer Tommy Shaw knew it wouldn’t be the last time the hit machines joined forces. “As we were leaving the tour, I think everyone said, ‘We have to do this again.’ It was just a matter of timing,” Shaw told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell recently announced that his cancer had returned, he is expected to miss only the first few dates of the tour — which began June 23 — and be onstage with the band in Atlanta.

With Tesla. 7 p.m. June 28. $25-$135. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

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