PETE TOWNSHEND at the Metropolitan Opera (Sept. 9-10, 8 p.m.). With the Who on a break between legs of its latest world tour, Mr. Townshend, the group’s guitarist and principal songwriter, is spending September on a passion project: a five-date run of shows at which he performs the Who’s landmark 1970s rock opera “Quadrophenia” with symphonic accompaniment. After passing through Lenox, Mass., earlier in the month for a Tanglewood appearance, the Classic Quadrophenia tour visits the home of the Metropolitan Opera on Saturday and Sunday.
WIKI at Rough Trade NYC (Sept. 11, 9 p.m.). Connoisseurs of New York City rap have been following the smart, scrappy lyricist known as Wiki since he debuted as part of the group Ratking five years ago. The greatest payoff yet arrived last month in the form of Wiki’s new solo album, “No Mountains in Manhattan,” which confirms his place as an unforgettable narrator in the tradition of Ghostface Killah, Nas and Prodigy. The details he calls out in his distinctive yelp, from subway lines to smoked-fish delicacies, are pure vectors of joy for Wiki’s fellow New York natives.
BAND OF OTHER BROTHERS at the Iridium (through Sept. 10, 8 and 10 p.m.). A group with a funky disposition and a deep, rustling power, Band of Other Brothers features several high-powered session musicians who are used to generating sparks from behind the curtain. The ensemble includes the bassist Will Lee, a veteran of David Letterman’s band; the drummer Keith Carlock, who has backed acts like Sting and Steely Dan; the saxophonist Jeff Coffin, a driving force in the Dave Matthews Band; the keyboardist Jeff Babko, who performs and composes music for the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ensemble; and Nir Felder, a jazz guitarist who has supported Esperanza Spalding and Meshell Ndegeocello. This concert celebrates the release of a winsome debut album, “City of Cranes.”
CAMILLE BERTAULT at Jazz Standard (Sept. 14, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). Ms. Bertault posted a video on YouTube two years ago of herself singing along to John Coltrane’s famously treacherous “Giant Steps” solo. It became a small sensation: She doesn’t just nail every note; she approximates the…