Fri., Feb. 01, Emilie Autumn
The Colonial Theatre, 8 p.m., $20
Classically trained violinist Emilie Autumn's idiosyncratic, rebellious style (corsets and combat boots) proved ill-suited to the straitlaced classical world. Instead, she created her own high-concept glam-cabaret rock act, reminiscent of Rasputina crossed with the Dresden Dolls. In 2006, she released her cult breakthrough Opheliac, which, like her 2009 autobiography, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls, is drawn from her horrific abusive experiences in a mental hospital during her teens. Last year, she released her third album, Fight Like a Girl, which builds on the harrowing tone of Opheliac and leans more toward the broad sweep of a musical than taut rock propulsion. 3522 Stockton Boulevard, www.emilieautumn.com.