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By June Wulff
Globe Staff / August 24, 2011

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Some things old, some new What do Sherwin-Williams, Sears, and Southern Comfort have in common besides the letter ‘‘S’’? Each has used the music of Joe Pernice in its TV ads. The Massachusetts native who defected to Toronto also provided music for ‘‘Six Feet Under,’’ ‘‘The Gilmore Girls,’’ and the film ‘‘Fever Pitch.’’ Pernice is in town to perform from his catalog and preview new material from the upcoming Pernice Brothers release. Aug. 25 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. $10, $12 day of show (separate admission). Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge. 617-547-0759.


Playing the slots Mozart drew the top ones for tonight’s Boston Landmarks Orchestra concert with five pieces on the program, while Handel is represented with one: Suite in D major for trumpet. Christopher Wilkins conducts the orchestra and member soloists. 7 p.m. (rain location is John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston). Free. DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade, Boston. 617-987-2000.

Pub-a-thon There’s plenty of water in Salem, and plenty of watering holes. Luke O’Neil, author, cocktail writer, and Globe correspondent, will help you navigate tonight’s Pub Crawl of Pickering Wharf, which shoves off from and returns to 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar. 5-8 p.m. No cover (food provided, cash bar; RSVP to: 21+. 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar, 62 Wharf St., Salem. 978-744-0062.

JP’s jumpin’ Bring a blanket or chair and your dancin’ feet to Sounds of the Garden, where Deborah and Giovanni Rocha will perform Brazilian-inspired original tunes plus samba and bossa nova standards. 6:30 p.m. Free. Southwest Corridor Community Farm, 57 Lamartine St., Jamaica Plain. 617-542-7696.

A tall order Blues, bluegrass, and alternative country get the royal treatment from the Chicago-based Americana band Sarah & The Tall Boys. Sarah fronts the band with vocals and rhythm guitar. Wonder how they got their name? 8 p.m. No cover (reservations recommended for dining during the show). Smoken’ Joe’s Barbeque and Blues, 351 Washington St., Brighton. 617-254-5227.


Gotta Lovett We just bopped around the office to “Farmer Brown.’’ Luckily it was our home office because this funky crazy tune on Lyle Lovett’s “Natural Forces’’ record could ruin our rep as a serious journalist. Oh no, we’re bopping again. Bop on your own at An Evening With Lyle Lovett & His Large Band in Concert. Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. $41.75, $59.75. South Shore Music Circus, 130 Sohier St., Cohasset (Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. Cape Cod Melody Tent, 21 West Main St., Hyannis. 800-745-3000.

Enough Lee-way Four nights of kung fu and classic Chinese-language films get underway tomorrow with Bruce Lee in “Way of the Dragon’’ (1972). At Films at the Gate you can catch a young Chuck Norris go at it with Lee in the Colosseum. Aug. 25-28 at 8 p.m. (check website if raining; folding chairs provided first come, first served). Free. Hudson Street between Beach and Kneeland streets (Aug. 25 and 26); Chinatown Park, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston (Aug. 27 and 28). 617-292-0020.