New Order You’ll go for “Blue Monday” and a thrown Joy Division bone or two, but you’ll delight in the surprisingly good songs from the pioneering synth band’s 2015 comeback, Music Complete. With Run Run Run and DJ Whitney Fierce. March 21, 7 p.m., $30-$80, the Chelsea.
The String Cheese Incident The colorful, improvisational rock act ends a West Coast jaunt with a three-night run at Brooklyn Bowl—the same place it sold out Valentine’s Day weekend last year. March 18-20, 9 p.m., $60.
The Sword Take it from someone who’s seen this metal outfit (in its hometown of Austin, no less), fans of wall-shaking, Sabbath-y stoner-rock ought not to stay home on Tuesday. With Royal Thunder. March 22, 9 p.m., $20-$35, Vinyl.
Cut/Paste/Copy Vegas’ DIY underground print culture steps into the light at the Writer’s Block for a celebration of zines and the artists taping, stapling and sewing together their unfettered ideas. Hosted by the Las Vegas Zine Library, the event will feature talks, trades and more. (Bonus: Bring a mixtape to get a mixtape!) March 22, 7 p.m.
Wizard World The franchise comic-book convention returns for the second year, with guests including Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Brett Dalton and Elizabeth Henstridge, Kevin Smith collaborator Jason Mewes and many more. March 18-20, times vary, $35-$200, Las Vegas Convention Center.
Fuzzyland Top Hat Circus Producer Tom Rothrock (Beck’s “Loser”) turns the California desert dance-off and camping retreat into a one-time urban slumber party right in the Bunkhouse backyard. Rothrock and friends will play live, and DJs include BadBeat and Soul Candy. March 19, 9:30 p.m., $12 (camping reservations & info at fuzzy-land.com).
Stardust: A Night of Bowieleqsue We’ve had plenty of David Bowie tribute nights, but burlesque company Va-Va-Voom is taking the Ziggy homage to the next level with a cast of Mars-loving bombshells. March 19, 10:30 p.m., $12-$15, Onyx Theatre.