With Women as Lovers, XIU XIU main man Jamie Stewart constructs a captivating train wreck of damaged pop melodies that swim in the sounds of overdrive and calamity. The Bay Area post-noise troubadour fronts a trio for this go-around Sat., AUG. 23, shouldering a balance of emotionally frazzled emotions with a haze of gorgeous and spooky resonance. Distressed whispers, crooning and saxophone chirps are scattershot over a body of songs that thrive on the feeling that everything in the whole world is just about to fall apart, but somehow never does. Carla Bozulich and Common Eider, King Eider open. $10. 9 p.m. Drunken Unicorn, 736 Ponce de Leon Place. www.thedrunkenunicorn.net.