If the world were fair, Nouela Johnston’s name would be thrown around like Tori’s and Fiona’s. The local singer/pianist has the kind of voice that makes you burn with jealousy—it’s gorgeous and strong, with a bit of a haunted quality to it. And because she makes it look so easy, you will try to sing along, but you will fail to sound as good. Thankfully, her lyrics about not putting up with anyone’s bullshit will still empower you. Nouela’s music will make you feel like a classy badass. With Social Studies and Detective Agency. (Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison St, chopsuey.com, 8 pm, $8, 21+)