Monday, September 18

The War on Drugs is “the best American ‘rock’ band of this decade,” New Yorker contributor Amanda Petrusich wrote in the magazine last month, adding, “it is certainly the one that makes the genre feel most alive.” So there’s that. Plus, the critically acclaimed Montreal indie-rock band Land of Talk is opening at 8 p.m. at the State Theatre (142 High St.). Tix: $30.50-$36 (all ages). 800-745-3000. statetheatreportland.com.