Why? mastermind Yoni Wolf has carved a unique niche for himself since debuting in the mid-2000s. His ultra-personal hip-hop is indie-friendly—an endearingly gawky frontman, cutesy beats with glockenspiel and acoustic guitar—but also deeply uncomfortable, always letting listeners in a bit closer than they might like. With Lovers Without Borders. Neumos. 8 p.m. $15 adv. All ages. ANDREW GOSPE
Why? performs at Neumos tonight.
The Weeknd The Biebs isn’t the only Canadian superstar to be discovered on YouTube. The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, uploaded a few alt-R&B songs featuring his tremoring vocals, and, after a shout out from fellow Torontonian Drake, the rest is history. With Anna Lunoe and Banks. Paramount Theatre. 8 p.m. $36.20 adv./$41.24 DOS. All ages. AZARIA PODPLESKY