Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet at Bass Concert Hall. This collaboration between lauded experimental artist Anderson and the innovative West Coast classical foursome originally was scheduled for last October, but it was canceled when Anderson needed to stay at home with her dying husband, Lou Reed. It was well worth rescheduling even a year later, as the performance features a new collaborative work titled “Landfall” that was commissioned in part by Texas Performing Arts. “Landfall” refers to the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy, which Anderson and Reed witnessed from their Long Island home. $38-$48. 8 p.m. 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. texasperformingarts.org. — P.B.
Also: Watch the jambirds flock to ACL Live for the first of two nights with Widespread Panic. … Rihanna Giddens is the only original member of Carolina Chocolate Drops remaining, but the Grammy-winning North Carolina string band remains plenty adventurous and worth hearing. They’re at the Belmont. … Excellent underground rapper Brother Ali of the Minneapolis Rhymesayers collective plays Stubb’s indoors. … Irreverent songwriter Kinky Friedman isn’t running for governor this year, but he is playing an 8 p.m. show at Strange Brew. … Seattle indie-pop act Perfume Genius plays the Parish with Matteah Baim.