WEDNESDAY, JULY 25
Big K.R.I.T. On the heels of last year's much-hyped The Return of 4Eva mixtape, this Mississippi rapper saw his first full-length, June's Live From the Underground, debut in the Billboard top five. With Casey Veggies, Big Sant, Tito Lopez. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $20. All ages.
Hundred Waters This Gainesville, Fla., sextet plays '60s-inspired folk mixed with modern electronic flourishes. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $11. All ages.
Roxbury Pound This White Center six-piece headlines a free showcase of local funk music. With Fortune Dwellers, Scrumptious & The Backbeat. Nectar, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. Free.
THURSDAY, JULY 26
Ballantynes On their recent "Misery"/"Stay" 7", this Vancouver rock 'n' soul collective blends garage and gospel music. With Sick Secrets, Sweet Pups, Shiva Trash, Electric Healing Sounds. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400, thefunhouseseattle.com. 9 p.m. $6.
Pierced Arrows Led by veteran rock frontman Fred Cole (Dead Moon), this trio plays straight-ahead garage rock. With Don't, Primate 5. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $10.
The Hood Internet They do mashups of rap and indie rock—it's like the realness of the hood meets the dorkiness of the Internet—get it? With Psalm One, Tanya Morgan. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $12. All ages.
Post Adolescence Despite being influenced by '80s post-punk, this local group demonstrates pop sensibilities on songs like "Gets Better." With In Cahoots, Death's Three Daughters. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9:30 p.m. $6.
Watsky If YouTube sensations are your thing, George Watsky is your man. Achieving 20 million credits in the Internet fame bank with his "Pale Kid Raps Fast" video, Watsky is a foul-mouthed, baby-faced rap phenom. With Dumbfoundead & The Breezy Lovejoy Band, Unibroz. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $12. All ages.
FRIDAY, JULY 27
Fort Union This local experimental folk group is set to release its self-titled debut at this show. With Cataldo, Widower. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9:30 p.m. $8.
Magic Trick San Francisco's Tim Cohen is touring in support of his psych-pop band's latest album, Ruler of the Night; they're supported by their Hardly Art labelmates, the lovely La Sera. With Foxygen. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, thebarboza.com. 7 p.m. $10.
Sarx This local MC also co-manages Fated Empire, a fledgling independent hip-hop label. With Swingset Showdown, Bone Cave Ballet, Heretic Skeptic. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 9 p.m. $6 adv./$8 DOS.
STAG This Fin Records band recently played at its label's "Once in a Future" event, a panel discussion on the future of rock music. With Dirty Sidewalks, the Moonspinners. Sunset Tavern. 10 p.m. $8.
St. Paul De Vence This folk group's eponymous debut is a concept album dealing with the WWII experiences of band member Benjamin Doerr's grandfather. With Tenderfoot, Gina Alibrio. Skylark, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., 935-2111, skylarkcafe.com. 8 p.m. $5.
SATURDAY, JULY 28
Dum Dum Girls Sub Pop's sexiest band headlines the third Little Big Show, the concert series that benefits local arts organizations—100 percent of tonight's ticket sales will go to Seattle's National Film Festival for Talented Youth. With Craft Spells. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org. 9 p.m. $15. All ages.
Gold Wolf Galaxy This production duo makes four-on-the-floor electronic music with a subtle metal influence and a slight dark streak. With Passion Party, Three Ninjas. Skylark. 8 p.m. $5.
Brett Hite This Spokane singer/songwriter headlines a benefit concert for the Susan G. Komen foundation. With Natalie Closner, Ghosts I've Met, Paul Storms, In Cahoots. Vera Project. 7:30 p.m. $10. All ages.
Juicy J Best known as a member of Memphis hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J headlines the latest edition of The Smoker's Club Tour, which has previously featured artists like Wiz Khalifa and Curren$y. With Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$, Pro Era, Fat Trel, Paypa, Cashius Green, Pmed, Short Stop, Corner Boy P. Neumos. 8 p.m. $18. All ages.
Ottmar Liebert Expanding beyond traditional flamenco stylings, this innovative guitarist has dubbed his style "nouveau flamenco." With Luna Negra. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 7:30 & 10 p.m. $35 adv./$40 DOS. (Also 5:30 & 9:30 p.m. Sun., $20 adv./$25 DOS.)
SUNDAY, JULY 29
Igor & Red Elvises Hard-touring and unabashedly kitschy, this Russian rock group is known for its high-energy live shows. Tractor Tavern. 9 p.m. $15.
Trashcan Wizard A self-described "trash metal" band, this local three-piece's only releases are a series of lo-fi Bandcamp demos. With Regional Faction, Weld, Haunting the Disconnect. Funhouse. 9:30 p.m. $5.
MONDAY, JULY 30
Iron Maiden Another year, another multinational trek for these British heavy-metal pioneers, embarking on their 21st world tour since the early '80s. With Coheed and Cambria. White River Amphitheater, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd., 360-825-6200, livenation.com. 7:30 p.m. $45–$100. All ages.
Sarah Jarosz This versatile singer/songwriter pens folk and blues tunes on a variety of acoustic stringed instruments. Triple Door. 7:30 p.m. $20. All ages.
Really Big Beard Unlike the garage- or blues-rock of most guitar-and-drums duos, RBB plays straightforwardly hooky pop. With Mugatu. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $6.
TUESDAY, JULY 31
Picture Atlantic After coming onto the scene as a hardcore band in the mid-'00s, this San Jose quartet has transitioned to simple pop punk. With Golden Sun, Lybecker. Nectar. 8 p.m. $5.
7Horse On Let the 7Horse Run, its debut album, this duo plays bluesy country with a psychedelic edge. With Crown Row, Crosby Tyler. High Dive. 8 p.m. $6.