Caitlin Rose has one of the most intriguing voices in music. She never sounds like she’s bearing down too hard on any of the 12 songs on her just-released sophomore album “The Stand-In” (ATO Records); and yet her voice can just eviscerate the non-wary, perfectly crystalizing a range of wistful emotions within luscious twang-pop arrangements. She’ll show off the album Thursday at Chapel Hill’s Local 506. Showtime is 9 p.m., cover is $10 and Andrew Combs and Michael Rank are also on the bill. See local506.com for details.
Other highlights: • Continuing its climb to the top, local country band Delta Rae plays Reynolds Theatre at Duke tonight; also at Duke, the Afro-Cuban All-Stars play Saturday at Page Auditorium; the great Ray Wylie Hubbard holds forth Monday at Raleigh’s Berkeley Cafe; pianist Vijay Iyer presents an idiosyncratic take on Stravinsky’s "Rite of Spring" Tuesday at UNC’s Memorial Hall (see page 1D); Boyz II Men sing with the N.C. Symphony Thursday at Meymandi Hall in Raleigh (see page 7D); and one-man-band Keller Williams plays Raleigh’s Lincoln Theatre on Thursday.