This Week's Critics' Picks

Kronos Quartet, Cat Power, and guilty pleasure Blow Out top our list.


Lately, new-music icons the Kronos Quartet have been exploring Asian music, from Bollywood film scores to pipa showpieces. Their collaborator this weekend will be Azerbaijani accordionist (and Iranian exile) Rahman Asadollahi. Moore Theater, 1932 Second Ave., 206-467-5510, $26–$32.50. 8 p.m. Sat., April 29. GAVIN BORCHERT


How many songs Cat Power—née Chan Marshall—will play from her latest, The Greatest (Matador), remains to be seen. A notoriously flaky performer, she's nonetheless regarded, and respected, as one of indie rock's true individuals. With the Memphis Rhythm Band. Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 206- 628-3151, $26.50 adv./ $28. 8 p.m. Mon., May 1. RACHEL SHIMP


Jonathan Antin is a straight hairstylist who air kisses everyone he meets. He says things like, "I am what I do. I'm hair." He honestly believes the fate of the world hinges on the success of his product line. And after watching Blow Out's season finale, you'll believe it, too. Bravo, 9 p.m. Tues., May 2. MIKE SEELY

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