Bilal

Nov. 26

Last June, R&B troubadour Bilal released his fourth album, "In Another Life." The latest in a trio of albums that, for Bilal loyalists, starts to ease the pain of Interscope shelving what would have been his second album, "Love For Sale," serves as a glimpse into how he views the current state of the world: On the song 'Satellites,' he steps outside of himself and considers how people treat one another; on 'Lunatic,' he steps into the mind of a crazed gunman—particularly poignant considering the latest phenomenon of clowns terrorizing people and ongoing shootings. With producer Adrian Younge, Bilal transcends the neosoul label cast upon him in the early 2000s and touches on a wide range of topics from prioritizing 'Money Over Love' with Kendrick Lamar to considering what it's like to be someone's 'Pleasure Toy.' And he gets personal on the melancholy 'I Really Don't Care.' 8 p.m., Baltimore Soundstage, 124 Market Pl., (410)-244-0057, baltimoresoundstage.com, $30.25-$44. (Reginald Thomas II)

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