titusYou usually expect to find the best live music on weekends, but that’s not always the case. This week, the Phoenix Theatre in  Petaluma offers two visiting acts worth noting, both on weeknights: Titus Andronicus, and Conor Oberst with M. Ward.

The New Jersey punk indie rock band Titus Andronicus released its fourth album, “The Most Lamentable Tragedy” —  a 93-minute, five-act rock opera —  in July.

The band’s first album, “The Airing of Grievances,” came out on 2008. Since then, the band has had wide exposure, including TV appearances on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Their song “Titus Andronicus” was used on the series “Elementary,” and their “Titus Andronicus Forever” was featured on the TV series “Bored to Death” and the film “Premium Rush.

The band plays Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Phoenix, with Spider Bags and Baked opening. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8 p.m.

Singer and Songwriter Conor Oberst, best-known as front man for the band Bright Eyes, will perform with guitarist M. Ward, of She & Him, on Thursday, Oct. 1 at The Phoenix. The two have collaborted before as part of the supergroup Monsters of Folk.

The show opens with the Felice Brothers at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $30.

The Phoenix is at 201 Washington St. in Petaluma. Information: 762-3565, thephoenixtheater.com.

You can reach staff writer Dan Taylor at 521-5243 or dan.taylor@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @danarts.

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