A Ton of Blues will be at Back Page in Lowell on Friday and Travis Colby will perform there Saturday. At the Blue Taleh, Ken Clark plays Friday and Dan Webster plays Saturday. The Stanley Swann Jazz Trio will be at 50 Warren Restaurant and Lounge on Friday.

House of Blues in Boston will host Lotus on Friday ($22.50) and Marilyn Manson on Saturday ($45). Gin Blossoms will play with Crash Boom Bang and Adam Jensen at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury on Friday ($19). Also on Friday, Paul Byrom will appear at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, N.H., ($30) and Chris Smither will appear at Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley ($26). And at the Acton Jazz Cafe, The Sissy Castrogiovanni Group and The Jussi Reijonen Quintet ($10) play Friday and The Kaorukojazz Ensemble ($10) and Livewire Boston ($10) play Saturday.

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