Since 1982's Big Science—which commences with the world's most entertaining plane crash and climaxes with robotic tone poem "O Superman"—Laurie Anderson has been one of America's wittiest and wisest musical storytellers. Tonight at the Moore Theatre, Anderson performs her new piece, Homeland, which uses ambitious electronics, Tuvan throat singers, and "new melodic forms Anderson has been developing on the violin" to address America's obsessions with fear, information, and security. (Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave, www.ticketmaster.com. 8 pm, $40–$100, all ages.)