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The Sets List: Bruce Springsteen, The Werks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Finish Ticket and Vinyl Theatre, Basia Bulat,

Bruce Springsteen

7:30 p.m. March 3 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee. $55 to $150. bmoharrisbradleycenter.com.

What do you say about the Boss that hasn’t been said? The 66-year-old legend is one of the greatest artists touring today, four decades after his biggest hits, and he’s certainly a fan of Milwaukee — this appearance marks his eighth at the Bradley Center, more than any other artist. This particular tour is a commemoration of one of his greatest albums — The River, celebrating its 35th anniversary — so fans should expect a show that focuses on that classic early-1980s era in Springsteen’s career.

Finish Ticket and Vinyl Theatre

7:30 p.m. March 5 at The Rave, Milwaukee. $15. therave.com.

It’s been awhile since Milwaukee had a band go national, but Vinyl Theatre looks like they might be on the edge of breaking the streak. The trio started making waves when they opened for labelmates Twenty One Pilots in 2014 and 2015, alongside the release of their debut LP Electrogram. This time around, they’re appearing in Milwaukee with co-headliners Finish Ticket, a similarly indie rock act hailing from San Francisco. 

Basia Bulat

7 p.m. March 9 at High Noon Saloon, Madison. $13, $15 day of show. high-noon.com.

7 p.m. March 10 at The Back Room @ Colectivo on Prospect, Milwaukee. $14. pabsttheater.org.

The 10 songs that became singer/songwriter Basia Bulat’s fourth album, Good Advice, started as slow acoustic breakup songs. But after three 18-hour drives to Louisville, Kentucky, from her native Toronto, and the guidance of My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, those 10 songs were transformed into resilient, bold pop songs. It’s not summertime, but this album and tour should feel like fireworks nonetheless. 

Carly Rae Jepsen

7 p.m. March 11 at Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee. $28. pabsttheater.com.

If you’re a pop fan who only knows Carly Rae Jepsen for “Call Me Maybe,” consider your privileges temporarily revoked. With her 2015 follow-up, Emotion, Jepsen put out one of the year’s most critically acclaimed pop albums, heavily inspired by the stars and music styles of the 1980s — and none of you picked it up. You can make up for it when she comes through town on her Gimme Love tour, dedicated to her hooky but heart-driven breed of music. Americana trio Fairground Saints opens.

The Werks

9:30 p.m. March 11 at High Noon Saloon, Madison. $12, $15 day of show. high-noon.com.

With a decade of performing together under their belt, The Werks have developed their own musical style, a sort of psychedelic dance rock. But as any jam band fan knows, there’s not much more than that you can say about a jam band if you haven’t experienced a night with one yet. It’s a good gamble to make, though — The Werks promises that each concert will be different based on the audience energy, so if you show up ready to party, they will too. Big Something and Madison quartet Ifdakar open.