Avril Lavigne

Sept. 24
8 p.m.
Indie Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

The six years since Avril Lavigne’s last album have revealed her influence on younger musicians: emo-rappers and the current wave of mopey indie singer-songwriters both share her wry humor, her commitment to having many feelings, her way of singing commonplaces so directly and ingenuously they actually twinge the heart like they’re supposed to. The pop-punk princess’s new Head Above Water peaks on “Dumb Blonde,” which enlists Nicki Minaj for the most cheerful of Empowerment Anthems™. With Jagwar Twin.