A few days before Natasha Khan, the woman behind Bat for Lashes’ temperamental and touching electro-pop, opens for Depeche Mode at the Barclays Center, she’s making a rare headlining performance. Her latest record, The Haunted Man, was one of the best of 2012, thanks in part to melancholy, PJ Harveyish piano ruminations like “Laura” and the single “All Your Gold,” both of which seem to transcend the concept of a pop single. This show will be extra special, too, since it won’t be soundtracked by Depeche Mode fans finding their seats. With Barbarian.
Fri., Aug. 30, 8 p.m., 2013