Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 11, 2014
Maxwell at the Long Center. Five years ago, the neo-soul don blessed us with "Black Summer’s Night," working through heartbreak with cascading love songs full of silky falsetto and timeless wisdom. His next album is due out by the end of the year and the singer claims it will be a brighter piece, "the light at the end of the tunnel." Right now he’s just focused on this live show, giving his fans an opportunity to unfold their "Pretty Wings" and fly down to the Long Center. $49. 8 p.m. W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org. — D.S.S.
Also: Brooklyn indie pop outfit Little Daylight debuted last year at South by Southwest, then went on to build their profile touring with Charli XCX and Bastille and scoring a moderate hit with "Overdose." They’re indoors at Stubb’s with Young Rising Sons. … Dayton, Ohio, rockers Hawthorne Heights dropped their debut album "The Silence in Black and White" 10 years ago, and they’ll play the whole thing at Red 7. … Top-notch Tuesday fare at the Continental complex includes Alejandro Escovedo in the Club with Toni Price playing happy hour, and James McMurtry upstairs in the Gallery with the Ephraim Owens Experience following in the late slot. … Catch rock ’n’ roll mainstays Eve & the Exiles at the Firehouse Lounge. … The Sons of Hippies join the Hole in the Wall’s Tuesday regulars John Doe Stompers and Izzy Cox. … One-2-One Bar features a one-two punch of the Funk Mob and the Drakes.