WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11
Thomas Dolby Widely regarded as a one-hit wonder for 1982's "She Blinded Me With Science," this British synth-pop pioneer's most recent project is an online multiplayer video game complete with a self-composed three-part soundtrack. With Aaron Jonah Lewis, Ben Belcher. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 7 p.m. $20 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.
First Aid Kit Harmonizing Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg first garnered attention for their YouTube cover of Fleet Foxes' "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song"; they're now touring in support of their second record, the highly acclaimed, Mike Mogis–produced The Lion's Roar. With Peggy Sue. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. Sold out.
Madness Becomes Method On record, these cheesed-up punk rockers mix lighthearted and strangely adventurous tunes with witty lyricism, and one would expect nothing less in concert. With SuperProjection, Br'er Sun, Circus Boys. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7 p.m. Free. All ages.
Oliver These EDM-leaning beat-makers recently played the Miami leg of Hard, a tastemaking electronic-music festival. With Sean Majors vs. Gene Lee, Blondzie. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 9 p.m. $10.
Window View This Los Angeles band boasts a slickly produced, Switchfoot-esque pop-rock sound. With Natalie Closner, Chris Crawford. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. $6.
THURSDAY, APRIL 12
Bradley Wik & The Charlatans The Portland-based Wik twangs it up like Ryan Adams with a brand of rootsy heartland rock that pairs well with Springsteen and Whiskeytown. With The Fentons, Barley Bandits. High Dive. 9 p.m. $6.
Bei Maejor A Grammy-winning producer and songwriter, Maejor's latest endeavor is to launch a solo career while sounding a lot like Drake. With Kevin McCall, SJB. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 7 p.m. $20. All ages.
Samples Bass-heavy, hip-hop-influenced instrumentals are a staple for this Denver-based DJ. With Antiserum, Ill-Esha. Chop Suey. 7:30 p.m. $10. All ages.
Sandy City Hailing from the Washington coast, this four-piece has a distinctly scuzzy take on surf rock. With The Royal Sea, Chastity Belt. Rendezvous/JewelBox, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 10 p.m. $5.
Sons of Warren Oates A more economically outfitted incarnation of Jason Dodson's beloved local alt-country big band, the Maldives. Expect plenty of beards, ten-gallon hats, ball-bustin' boots, and shit-kickin' choruses. With OK Sweetheart, Pretty Broken Things. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., 722-3009, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.
Tomten Seattle's favorite '60s-pop revivalists are set to release their new EP, Ta Ta Dana, at this show. With Eighteen Individual Eyes, Ruler. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $8.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Bakelite 78 In her review of Bakelite 78's new album, What the Moon Has Done, SW's Katherine McKeon said the band's " . . . jazzy scats, Dixie guitar plucks, accordion and trumpet pairings, and the occasional duet . . . woo even the most prudish listeners into smirking smiles." They'll be raising a glass to the new record tonight. Columbia City Theater. 9:30 p.m. $10 adv./$15 DOS.
BOAT Last year's Dress Like Your Idols finds this longtime Seattle band doubling down on its jumbled indie-pop sound. With Bottomless Pit, Police Teeth, The Bismarck. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.
Graig Markel When he's not playing ruminative folk music, Markel owns and operates The Recovery Room, the studio where he's done production work for Band of Horses, Blue Scholars, and Tiny Vipers. With Barton Carroll, Michael Serpe. Rendezvous/JewelBox. 10 p.m. $7.
Paper Diamond The alias of producer Alex B, an affiliate of Colorado hippie/burner rave crew Pretty Lights, who makes well-polished, head-nodding "bass music" without much urgency or surprise. With Minnesota, Flarelight. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $12.
Publish the Quest This seven-piece's sound ranges from hip-hop to blues to ska; its latest album, Then What?, features Nigerian bandleader Femi Kuti. With Project Lionheart, the Blue Tracks. Nectar, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $7.
Lea Salonga This Filipino actress was the singing voice of Disney princesses Jasmine (Aladdin) and Mulan; she recently released a powerful live record called The Journey So Far. The Moore, 1932 Second Ave., 467-5510, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $32.50–$97.50. All ages.
Sepultura & Death Angel These fathers of death metal are taking up arms with Krisiun and up-and-comers Havok for an unholy rapture. With Psychonaut Deathtrip, Primarch. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 268-1312, studioseven.us. 6:30 p.m. $22 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.
Social Distortion Mike Ness has battled drugs, the law, and the death of longtime guitarist Dennis Danell, but he's still going strong. Tonight he'll belt out his anthemic tales of hard luck with Social D, who are touring behind 2011's Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, their highest-charting record ever. With the Toadies, Lindi Ortega. The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 467-5510, stgpresents.org. 7 p.m. $26.25 adv./$31.25 DOS. All ages.
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Dom Kennedy This Los Angeles rapper is touring in support of his forthcoming sophomore full-length, The Yellow Album. With Rich Hill, POLY, State of the Artist. Showbox at the Market. 8 p.m. $18.50 adv./$22 DOS. All ages.
Rachel Mae Country and soul sound like strange bedfellows on paper, but that notion was put to bed at least by 1962, when Ray Charles released Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (not to mention the historically overlooked Vol. II, released later that year). Before decamping for Austin, Texas, country siren Rachel Mae continues the genre-bending tradition when she pays tribute to the music of recently departed soul singer Etta James. With David Brewer and an "all-star blues revue." Columbia City Theater. 9 p.m. $10 adv./$15 DOS.
Table of Contents This local band lives up to its name with its literary indie pop. With Go Kart Mozart, Felsen. Skylark, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., 935-2111, skylarkcafe.com. 3 p.m. $5.
Totimoshi This veteran Bay Area metal band hasn't released an album since 2008, but has a reputation for brutally heavy live shows. With Android Hero, Brokaw, Serial Hawk. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $8.
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
Akrish Though the Eastside isn't exactly famous for hip-hop, this Bellevue MC's beats would fit right in with the likes of Grynch or Sol. With Knucklehead, Carl Roe, Stephano Theo. Nectar. 8 p.m. Free.
God-des & She Since getting their start on the Showtime series The L Word, G&S have brought their retro soul and hip-hop sound to clubs and Pride festivals across the country. With Clutch Douglass. Skylark. 4 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS. All ages.
The Little Black Bottles Local rockers with a bent for the supernatural (and a ukulele player), LBB has songs about zombies, werewolves, and Stephen King. With Luminol, Moya. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $6.
Debbie Miller This local singer/songwriter with an affinity for chamber pop (I know, that really narrows it down) is celebrating the release of her earnest new EP, Measures + Waits. Columbia City Theater. 8 p.m. $6.
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West After an extended European tour and some love from the BBC, this Seattle-based mandolin/banjo/guitar-playing and harmonizing pair are getting the attention their roots-fused, old-timey Americana deserves. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 7:30 p.m. $12. All ages.
Paganfest America Part III The nationally touring cluster of folk metal known as PaganFest makes its annual stop at Studio 7. This year's installment includes Turisas, Alestorm, and Akrona, Huntress, along with local concerns Reficul and Phalgeron. Studio Seven. 7 p.m. $20 adv./$23 DOS. All ages.
Monday, April 16
Death's Three Daughters This rock trio recalls Sleater-Kinney, both in its ragged, grunge-leaning sound and its all-female lineup. With Dolly Rottens, Gargleblasters. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $5.
Jon Cleary's Philthy Phew Pianist Cleary and his power trio mix R&B, funk, soul, and New Orleans jazz. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. 6 p.m. $18.50.
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Absolute Monarchs This in-store performance by the garage-punk band coincides with the release of its debut album, the efficiently hard-hitting 1. Easy Street Records, 20 Mercer St., 691-3279, easystreetonline.com. 7 p.m. Free. All ages.
Acid Mothers Temple This Japanese psychedelic group is the best-known component of the music-making collective of the same name, which includes nine other experimental rock bands. With The Phantom Family Halo. Tractor Tavern. 9 p.m. $12.
Falling Still If Franz Ferdinand time-traveled to 1991 Seattle and started a grunge band, it might sound like this Los Angeles three-piece. With Horse Bodies, Alex's Hand. High Dive. 8 p.m. $6.