It's a few days after the multi-city, multi-stage Grand Band Slam weekend. You need music that's inspiring, different, cleansing. Tim Brady's in Hartford on Wednesday night, playing the electric guitar in ways you've not heard. Brady composes electro-acoustic music, operas and dance scores, and he dabbles in free jazz and improvisation. This may be exactly the kind of thing you need right now: complicated, early fall music, happening at a venue that's constantly provoking us with its programming to think differently.
Sept. 26, 7 p.m., $8-$10, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org.