Top weekend shows: Azita, Eleanor Friedberger, Opeth

Opeth: The Swedish band has evolved from its growly, grinding death-metal origins into an increasingly progressive and even experimental outfit, as chronicled on their recently released 10th studio album, “Heritage” (Roadrunner), 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, $28.50; etix.com.

Azita: Piano, vocals and haunting songs about a relationship gone awry characterize the singer’s latest album, “Disturbing the Air” (Drag City) – dark stuff that makes most “scary” Halloween-appropriate music sound like a costume party, 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, $10; hideoutchicago.com.

Eleanor Friedberger: One-half of Fiery Furnaces is touring behind an excellent solo album, “Last Summer” (Merge), which presents her band’s puzzle-piece rock in a more direct and accessible light, 9 p.m. Saturday at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Av., $12; ticketweb.com.

greg@gregkot.com

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