Melanie Martinez at Emo’s. The former “The Voice” contestant has developed a creepy fun house vibe that straddles the line between dark mystery and contrived edginess. Her Hot Topic-clad minions are definitely down, though. She’s been selling out shows across the country, including this one. Alvarez Brothers open. Technically sold out. Doors at 7 p.m. 2015 E. Riverside Dr. emosaustin.com. — D.S.S.
Also: R&B artist Brian McKnight brings the tour for his new album “Better” to the Coliseum in southeast Austin. … Pop singer Nick Carter, who’s released three solo albums since his days with Backstreet Boys, is at One World Theatre with Riley Biederer. … Metroplex roots-rockers the Jonathan Fox Band play indoors at Stubbs with Jane Ellen Bryant and Carter Beckworth. … Hometown options include Star Parks at Lamberts, Shurman at the Continental Club, Redd Volkaert at Strange Brew and Leo Rondeau at the White Horse with Rosie & the Ramblers and Candler Wilkinson.