Thursday, Cabinet will bring Pennsylvania bluegrass to the Hollow Bar + Kitchen ($12-$15, 426-8550). . . . Also Thursday, it will be a guitars-in-the-round setting at Club Helsinki as John Sebastian, Artie Traum, Kinloch Nelson, Craig D’Andrea and Macyn Taylor perform everything from jazz to Celtic to fingerstyle in a preview of next week’s Woodstock Luthiers Showcase (8 PM, $25, $35, $45 VIP, 828-4800). . . . And New Orleans legends Allan Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will bring the timeless sounds of the Big Easy to MASS MoCA tonight (8 PM, $28-$70, 413-662-2111). . . . Tomorrow (Friday), Bela Fleck (left) and Abagail Washburn will make two banjos come alive at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (8 PM, $25-$42, 273-0038). . . . Also Friday, the John Menegon Quartet will perform at A Place for Jazz (7:30 PM, $7-$15, 393-4011). . . . And country-but-not-exactly singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will play Northampton’s Calvin Theatre Friday (8 PM, $28.50-$48.50, 584-1444). . . . Lia Ices has been compared favorably to Kate Bush; that’s good enough for us. The singer-songwriter will headline a bill Saturday at the Half Moon with Last Good Tooth and DJ Effie (8 PM, $7, 828-1562). . . . Sunday, head to Upstate Concert Hall for “melodic” Swedish death metal from Arch Enemy ($20, 371-0012). . . . On Monday, it’s raunchy first-wave British punk at the Low Beat with Pork Dukes, possibly with three original members. They’ll be joined by Rotten UK, Bourbon Scum, and Neutron Rats The Low Beat (7 PM, 432-6572).