Rapper Juice WRLD was a star before he even signed a record deal (a reported $3 million one with Interscope Records). The Chicago-bred rapper’s breakout single, “Lucid Dreams,” had over 2 million streams on SoundCloud after it was uploaded in 2017 — and then the Sting-interpolating song climbed the Billboard charts last year when the label officially released it. With his distinct melodic flow, Juice WRLD has built a massive following online and offline. Now he’s touring behind his first No. 1 album, March’s “Death Race for Love.” The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW; Fri., 8 p.m., sold out.
Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band
Veteran singer-songwriter Josh Ritter teamed up with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit to workshop and record his latest album, the Muscle Shoals-infused “Fever Breaks.” Isbell and Co. aren’t touring with Ritter, so he’s assembled a new band to play his rootsy rock songs. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., $45.
Capital Trans Pride 2019
June’s Capital Pride is one of the largest celebrations in D.C., but Capital Trans Pride tends to slide under the radar. Every May, D.C.’s transgender and nonbinary communities come together to throw their own celebration in hopes of raising awareness. This year’s schedule includes a workshop and resource fair and a screening of the trans immigrant drama “The Garden Left Behind.” Various locations in D.C.; Sat. & Sun., various times, free.
After a year of touring, Ghost Light dropped debut album “Best Kept Secrets” in March. The resulting songs sound like the jam band version of Fleetwood Mac: catchy hooks, dueling vocals from singers Tom Hamilton and Raina Mullen, and an exploratory edge the group showcases in concert. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW; Sat., 8 p.m., $15-$20.
Last Poets Block Party
The Last Poets used socially conscious music to highlight the civil rights movement. With a new album out, the hip-hop vanguards will be honored with a block party in Anacostia. Talib Kweli helms the music lineup, which also features D.C. hood rock band Black Alley and Brooklyn hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun. Busboys and Poets, 2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE; Sun., 3-8 p.m., $25.
The 1975 frontman Matty Healy, above, can be a little too grandiose at times, but his candor and lofty ambitions are what make the band one of pop’s most interesting acts. The 1975’s latest album, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships,” is a disjointed effort — abruptly swerving from a shrilling guitar track (“Give Yourself a Try”) to dancehall (“TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME”) to down-tempo (“How to Draw/Petrichor”) — but each song shines in its own right. The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW; Tue., 7 p.m., sold out.