Kacey Musgraves

8 p.m. • State Theatre • $39

Musgraves has been building an impressive résumé: Grammys last year for best country album (“Same Trailer Different Park”) and best country song (“Merry Go Round”). CMA awards for best new artist in 2013 and song of the year in 2014 (“Follow Your Arrow”). Opening tours for Katy Perry and Willie Nelson. Writing the smash “Mama’s Broken Heart” for Miranda Lambert. But the critically acclaimed, industry-loved Musgraves hasn’t scored a breakthrough radio single yet, though “Arrow” sold 500,000 copies on the strength of TV and concert appearances and video exposure. Still, there is much to admire about Musgraves’ willingness to sing about such controversial topics as same-sex love and marijuana in a genre known for its conservative views. John & Jacob open. Jon Bream

 

Brooke Fraser

9 p.m. • Triple Rock • 18-plus • $16-$18

Fraser, New Zealand’s beloved starlet, reinvented herself on her fourth studio album, “Brutal Romantic.” Her soft and soothing singer-songwriter style, which was refined throughout her first three records, is wildly successful Down Under. This time around, though, she picked up a MIDI keyboard, fired up Logic Pro and tossed on some studio headphones. The end product is an album full of engaging sonic landscapes, a stark departure from her previous, more pleasant releases. Fraser teamed up with David Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Marina and the Diamonds) on “Brutal Romantic,” fortifying her evolution toward an ethereal, beat-centric sound. Appropriately lo-fi synth-pop dude Dark Waves opens. Alex Nelson

 

Boosie Badazz

9 p.m. • Myth • 18-plus • $50

Southern rap mogul. Convicted felon. Father figure. Boosie Badazz (formerly Lil’ Boosie) is a 32-year old Baton Rouge, La., native and textbook street-smart rhymeslayer. Boosie, who has seven children of his own, lost his father to murder at a young age. He forayed into the hip-hop game when a promising basketball career fell by the wayside in the early ’00s. Since then, Boosie’s established himself as one of the more driven and charismatic stars of the Dirty South, oftentimes appearing alongside Dixie-rap cohorts such as Yung Joc and Pimp C. Now fresh out of the pen (he was released on a drug-related charge in 2014), Boosie’s currently touring and prepping his highly anticipated post-prison release, “Touch Down to Cause Hell.” Raghav Mehta

 

Reid Speed

8 p.m. • Loft at Bar Fly • 18-plus • $15-$20

Few DJs walk the genre-splicing walk better than this L.A. mixstress. Since getting hooked on 2-step and speed garage in the late ’90s, Speed has been a tasteful bastion of myriad bass genres, from drum ’n’ bass to dubstep, glitch-hop and more. Speed, a DJ with underground roots, has been a crossover success among younger EDM fans — a breath of fresh air in a realm where mixing prowess is undervalued. With Speed’s Play Me Records signee Cyberoptics and locals Nostalgia and Lucy Luxe — one half of defunct Play Me Too-tipped Dirty Talk. Michael Rietmulder