MUSIC: Singer Neko Case returns to Bellingham in celebration of her new album

Neko Case performs in support of her latest album, “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

In her new release, the singer known as much for her restless musical curiosity as her clarion voice, charts a powerfully personal course across the rocky landscape of childhood, love and loss.

Case, who reportedly tended bar in the early ’90s at the 3B Tavern, 1226 N. State St., and performed both at that bar and at Western Washington University; she sings sweetly of the place she calls her hometown, Tacoma, in “Thrice All American.”

Alialujah Choir opens.

Tickets are $36.50. Details: 360-734-6080, mountbakertheatre.com.