The electronica duo are about to launch a coast-to-coast tour with Thievery Corporation (which on tour includes Poi Dog Pondering's Frank Orrall on percussion). But before all that, Massive Attack plays a show here without them, supporting the tepidly received new "Heligoland" CD. Opening here will be trip-hop vocalist Martina Topley Bird. 8:30 tonight at the Riviera Theatre, 4746 N. Racine. Tickets, $40; etix.com.
Has it been a year already? Chicago's spiffy new venue named for its location, Lincoln Hall, celebrates its one-year anniversary in business this weekend with DeVotchKa, the ear-bending vocal and instrumental ensemble that worked hard for years before you caught up with them on the "Little Miss Sunshine" soundtrack. Also on the bill: Angus & Julia Stone and Chicago's Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. At 8:30 tonight and Saturday at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln. Tickets, $25; lincolnhallchicago.com.
JON LANGFORD'S SKULL ORCHARD
Our Town's omnipresent rascal is back with a new disc, "Old Devils," and is staging a "pre-Halloween party" called the Old Devil's Ball to celebrate. He'll play with his thundering band, Skull Orchard, along with Andre Williams & the Gold Stars, Sally Timms and MC Danbert Nobacon. At9 p.m. Saturday at Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln. Tickets, $12; martyrslive.com.