The ticket: Pop music, May 8, 2016


Justin Bieber, by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The ticket: Pop music
Sunday, May 8, 2016

JUSTIN BIEBER The process of a juvenile pop phenom’s maturation into an artist of staying power (or not) is never less than fascinating. If the jury’s out on where Bieber will land after his occasionally too-public growing pains, there’s no denying his 2015 LP, “Promise,” and subsequent collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo have displayed real potential. May 10-11, 7:30 p.m. $50.50-$126. TD Garden. 800-745-3000,

PROTOMARTYR An unflinching observer of society’s sad, fraying edges, Joe Caseycq taps into the same kind of plainspoken rant-sing that’s made Pere Ubu and the Fall compelling for decades. On “The Agent Intellect,” issued last October, Casey’s bandmates provide unfailingly apt settings, whether cool and snappy or jagged and tart. May 8, 9 p.m. $12. Great Scott. 800-745-3000,

HALLELUJAH THE HILLS Boston’s favorite rocker-litterateurs have a lot to celebrate right now: 10 years of making friends and influencing people; five fine albums, including the newest, “A Band Is Something to Figure Out”; and at last a drummer who’s stuck around for two straight LPs. Hallelujah! May 12,  9 p.m. $10. Great Scott. 800-745-3000,

CHELSEA WOLFE Doom-metal viscosity, gothic vapors, and industrial clangor are among the base elements this Los Angeles singer-songwriter alchemizes on her latest album, “Abyss,” producing a mix of ethereal vocals and Stygian din that eerily evokes David Lynch’s squalid urban hellscapes. A Dead Forest Index, a compatibly skeletal New Zealand duo, initiates the ceremony. May 10,  7 p.m. $20. Royale Boston. 800-745-3000,

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