Chuck Prophet, "Bad Year for Rock-and-Roll." The always dependable indie-rock songwriter sums up 2016: "The Thin White Duke took a final bow, there's one less star in the heavens now / The moon won't rise, the sun won't set / There are so many things I would rather forget." From the forthcoming album Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins.
Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders. Will this formidable pairing mesh live? It's not a natural fit, what with Nicks' Southern California mystic mainstream pop, and Chrissie Hynde's barbed-wire New Wave. They're both great singers, though. Sunday at Wells Fargo Center.
"Soundbreaking: Stories From the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music." Smart and perceptive eight-part PBS series on the history of recorded music, featuring George Martin, Brian Eno, Amy Winehouse, Sly Stone, Don Was, Beach Boys, Radiohead, Adele, Boston, and many more. Airing at 10 p.m. Monday through Wednesday on WHYY12 and streaming at pbs.org/soundbreaking.
"A Million Faces: The Photography of John W. Mosley." Fabulous black-and-white photo exhibit of African American life in Philadelphia from the 1930s to the '50s, featuring shots of musical luminaries such as Duke Ellington, Eartha Kitt, Marian Anderson, Trudy Pitts, Nat "King" Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald. Free on Sundays. At the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill.