You’ve heard the story of Jawbox before: band emerges from the ashes of local mainstays, establishes itself with unforgettable concerts, builds buzz on a legendary indie label and signs to a major . . . before things fizzle out. It may be familiar, but what set Jawbox apart from a class of alt-rockers was their commitment to keeping things pure, on their terms. That looks to continue on the band’s “An Impartial Overview” tour. “We don’t want to end up being a revival act,” drummer Zach Barocas told Rolling Stone. “We were a pretty dignified band. And we don’t want to take it so far that we’re somehow compromising that.” June 28-29 at 8 p.m. at 9:30 Club . $28..
Before there was Taylor Swift, there was LeAnn Rimes: a teenage country sensation who went on to higher heights, thanks to a pop crossover. And while Swift’s success was built on her skills as a songwriter, Rimes did it with her voice, a rich soprano reminiscent of Patsy Cline’s. With that voice, Rimes remade countless covers and standards in her own image, and even scored one of the most touching ballads of all time, “How Do I Live.” At this “up close and acoustic” concert, hear Rimes’ voice the way it was meant to be heard. June30 at 7.30 p.m. at the Birchmere. $69.50.
Hugh Jackman has spent nearly 20 years playing Wolverine, the most iconic of the X-Men. And while Wolverine is a trained killer who constantly fights to prove his humanity, Hugh Jackman is a blockbuster superhero who just wants to sing and dance. He’s done plenty of the latter, in hit musical films such as “Les Misérables” and “The Greatest Showman,” and onstage in “Oklahoma!” and his Tony-winning turn in “The Boy from Oz.” Now, he’s taking the show on the road under a banner of “The Man. The Music. The Show,” promising less Logan and more Jean Valjean. July 1 at 7 p.m. at Capital One Arena. $45.50-$221.
For all their highs and lows, the Rolling Stones are nothing if not dependable. The band has been going strong for nearly 60 years, a constant presence in stadiums around the world. It’s difficult to imagine Mick, Keith and the boys hanging it up, even if we intellectually know that’s inevitable. That inevitability became even starker when Jagger had heart valve replacement in April. The show must go on, and the “No Filter” tour continued after a two-month hiatus, but it looks as if the end could be near for rock’s greatest survivors. Best not to miss what could be their last ride. July 3 at 7:30 p.m. at FedEx Field. $99.50-$662.