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GLASTONBURY ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Nick Allbrook Dominic Simper Jay WatsTame Impalperform live other stage during Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Nick Allbrook, Dominic Simper and Jay Watson of Tame Impala perform live on the other stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. The festival, which started in 1970 when several hundred hippies paid 1 GBP to attend, has grown into Europe's largest music festival attracting more than 175,000 people over five days. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Bob Dylan is a pathological touring musician, a critic-proof rock and folk icon who apparently is going to stay on the road until he’s buried alongside it. Swinging back through in support of his fine new album, “Tempest,” he rocks an arena after a few years of playing Chicago theaters. Americana overload: Mark Knopfler opens the show. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison. Tickets: $49.50-$131.50. Call (800) 745-3000; ­— Thomas Conner


I’d forgotten how much I enjoy Fort Worth’s James McMurtry (son of novelist Larry) until recently, when I compiled a playlist of storm-related songs in the advent of Sandy. McMurtry’s “Hurricane Party” became the list’s raison d’etre, and I pulled out some old LPs. An old song of his, “Talkin’ at the Texaco,” sums up rural boredom better than anybody. This bill, with the Gourds opening, should be one fun night of down-home yuks. At 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Park West, 322 W. Armitage. Tickets: $25. Call (800) 514-ETIX; — Thomas Conner

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