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    INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Musician Craig Finn of The Hold Steady performs during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2009 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Craig Finn

    The Hold Steady bring their hyperliterate take on everyman Americana rock to the Music Hall of Williamsburg stage for the first of two nights, both sold out (tickets are still available for their Terminal 5 show on April 8). Sunday and Monday, 9PM.

    Bryan Adams wraps a two-night stint at the Beacon with an acoustic take on his hits that turns the large hall into a cozy roadhouse juke joint, showcasing his rasp to great effect.  Friday, 8PM, The Beacon Theatre.

    Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam is at Radio City Music Hall on the strength of his much-slicker-than-we-expected new album Kiss Each Other Clean. Edie Brickell opens. Saturday, 8PM.

    We like folky singer-songwriter Lissie best when she’s going straight for the heart of pop (her cover of Bad Romance, anyone?), which she always manages to infuse with more heart than most. Friday, 8PM, Webster Hall.

    We love that Robert Plant is still riding the rootsy-Americana wave that nabbed him awards in his collaboration with Alison Krauss. Patty Griffin and Buddy Miller are part of his current band/project Band of Joy. The North Mississippi Allstars guest. Saturday and Sunday, 8PM, The Beacon Theatre.

    Postpunk icons Mission of Burma play Maxwell’s on Friday at 9PM (sold out) and The Bell House on Saturday at 8PM (tickets available). Quick, go see them in case they break up again!