We drop the Tom Waits photo in this week's Fab Four to catch music fans who might not have been paying attention when he announced his Glitter and Doom Tour was stopping in Columbus.

We drop the Tom Waits photo in this week's Fab Four to catch music fans who might not have been paying attention when he announced his Glitter and Doom Tour was stopping in Columbus.

Of course, then you probably also missed that tickets for his Saturday, June 28, show at the Ohio Theatre, sold out in something like 20 minutes.

If you've been following the career of Jonny Lang from its formative days, you know he was among the Stevie Ray Vaughn-inspired blues guitarists to emerge in the '90s, around the time of SRV's death.

He was a teenager then, and he's aged well, as has his music, which still cranking out killer blues riffs but also showing a craftier side.

Lang will play Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Friday, June 27. Tickets are $50/$20. Call (614) 431-3600.

Boston alt-rockers a'tris craft smart, sophisticated adult rock, sort of like Something Corporate meets Modest Mouse.

Touring in support of its new release, Lensing, a'tris will play the Scarlet & Grey Café Sunday, June 29.

Cover is $5. Call (614) 291-2347.

The Beat enjoys both the music of reggae artist Matisyahu and the story of how he came to be one.

Like most young, suburban boys, Matthew Miller was looking for direction and purpose. Like most young, suburban boys, he found it in reggae and hip-hop music, and Hasidic Judaism.

Along with The Wailers and Trevor Hall, Matisyahu will play Lifestyle Communities Pavilion Tuesday, July 1.

Tickets are $25. Call (614) 431-3600.

Chicago three-piece Russian Circles returns to Columbus for a Thursday, July 3, gig at the Ravari Room.

Since the band's gig here earlier this year, its new record, Station, has been released, to rave reviews by critics and, more importantly, by fans of the band's epic riffing, dense soundscapes and turbulent drum work.

Brainbow opens. Cover is $8. Call (614) 263-4058.