WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Aces Up If any town in this area could provide the appropriate milieu for a band with a song called "Cars, Guitars, and Honkytonk Bars," it might be Enumclaw, which this young traditional country act calls home. With Folsom Prison, Perry Acker. Hard Rock Cafe, 116 Pike St., 204-2233, hardrock.com/seattle. 9 p.m. $10.
Brent Amaker & the Rodeo Amaker is Seattle's man in black, with a voice to match. He makes music evocative of a locomotive ride through west Texas, straightforward and dusty as can be. With Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground. Triple Door, 215 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 8 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS.
Don Peyote Loud, cymbal-smashing hardcore punk with metallic breakdowns sure to overpower your midweek blues. With Crawlin', Tummler, Solomon. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $6.
Nissim Several of the MCs set to perform at this show—the headliner (formerly known as D. Black), Fatal Lucciauno, Spac3man, and Larry Hawkins—appear on a forthcoming collaborative EP that commemorates Sportn' Life Records' 10th anniversary. With Fly Moon Royalty, Davey Jones, Marissa. Barboza, 925 E. Pike, 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 8 p.m. $10.
See Me River Over the years, See Me River has become a rocking Americana band, painting country-style poetry over sturdy rhythms and reliable, though occasionally predictable, guitars. With Spaceneedles, S. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $7.
The Tempers Three siblings—Corina, James, and Chalia Bakker—play artsy, New Wave–influenced electronic rock, the most conspicuous element of which is Corina's borderline-campy vocals. With blackdiVa, DJ Alicia 1000. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $10. All ages.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22
Fu Kun Wu Trio Named for the now-closed Ballard lounge where they were a weekly fixture, Jon Alberts (piano), Jeff Johnson (bass), and Tad Britton (drums) have moved their jazz act to Thursday nights at the Copper Gate, 6301 24th Ave., 706-3292, thecoppergate.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Tequila Rose Band At least three country groups go by the name "Tequila Rose Band," hailing from exotic locales such as Fresno and New Jersey. Seattle's edition plays modern and classic country hits. Little Red Hen, 7115 Woodlawn Ave. N.E., 522-1168, littleredhen.com. 9 p.m. $3.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23
Dethklok For the uninitiated, it's not too much of a stretch to call Dethklok the metal version of Gorillaz. The "virtual metal band" and brainchild of comedy writer/musician Brendon Small originally appeared on an Adult Swim series, and in concert, Small and his cohorts bring the music to life in the flesh. With Machine Head, All That Remains, The Black Dahlia Murder. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, showboxonline.com. 6 p.m. $35 adv./$40 DOS. All ages.
Sera Cahoone A Seattle resident who drummed for Carissa's Wierd and on Band of Horses' debut record, Cahoone's current work is woodsy, country-tinged folk, as evidenced by September's Sub Pop–released Deer Creek Canyon. Sonic Boom Records, 2209 N.W. Market St., 297-2666, sonicboomrecords.com. 4 p.m. Free. All ages.
Ripynt The lastest from this Everett-based hip-hop artist is June's The Hurt Locker EP. With Kid Arcade, Lakehouse Entertainment, Satellite High. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.
Walk the Moon In just over two years, this Cincinnati pop-rock band has gone from opening for Panic! at the Disco to signing a deal with RCA and generating what SPIN characterized as "a live industry freakout." With Family of the Year. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. $15. All ages.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood In the wake of the Black Crowes' 2010 hiatus, Chris Robinson formed his current band, which takes a back-to-basics approach to psychedelic rock. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $18.
Sandrider This hard-rock act, which released its eponymous debut on Good to Die Records last December, features members of Akimbo and The Ruby Doe. With Lesbian, He Whose Ox Is Gored. JewelBox/Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 10 p.m. $7.
Smokey Brights In a stylistic departure from his work with Hounds of the Wild Hunt and other garage and punk bands, Ryan Devlin makes soul-influenced Americana as Smokey Brights. Barboza. 7 p.m. $8.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25
Boz Scaggs This former Steve Miller Band guitarist, '70s soft-rock hitmaker, and vineyard owner has recently been touring with Michael McDonald and Donald Fagan as the Dukes of September Rhythm Revue, but here he returns to his voluminous solo catalog. Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 S.E. North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, 425-888-1234, snocasino.com. 7 p.m. $40–$75.
Earth Dylan Carlson, a former close friend of Kurt Cobain, leads this stoner-metal group. The band reformed in 2005 after nearly a decade-long hiatus. With The Body & Stebmo. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $12. All ages.
Joe Brooks With his swoopy bangs and wispy (albeit British-accented) vocals, Brooks could conceivably pass for Justin Bieber, despite being 25 years old. His music is standard, poppy singer/songwriter fare. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $13 adv./$16 DOS. All ages.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
The Deep Dark Woods The most recent effort from this Saskatchewan alt-country band is 2011's The Place I Left Behind, which earned them slots at Bonnaroo and the Newport Folk Festival this year. Sunset Tavern. 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.
Walk Off the Earth This Toronto-area group is blessed with golden voices and enviable SEO abilities—see their innovative five-people-on-one- guitar cover of Gotye's "Somebody I Used to Know," with 138 million YouTube views and counting. With Selah Sue, the Mowglis. Showbox at The Market. 7 p.m. $18 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27
Ffej Active since 1992, this local electronic musician and songwriter is known for his embrace of analog synthesizers and his creative use of multimedia when he performs live. With Michael Ray and the Plastic Sheets, Man in a Can. JewelBox/Rendezvous. 10 p.m. $6.
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach This Juno Award–winning jazz trumpeter is touring behind Kissed by the Sun, which has had a strong showing on the smoothjazz.com charts. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. 5:30 p.m. $10. All ages.
Killswitch Engage Considered a leading light of metalcore, Killswitch Engage had a minor shakeup earlier this year when longtime vocalist Howard Jones unexpectedly left the band. His departure led to the full-circle return of original singer Jesse Leach, and the band retains its penchant for pulverizing breakdowns. With Shadows Fall, Acaro. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312, studioseven.us. 7 p.m. $20.02 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.
Jonathan Richman The Modern Lovers founder, now more than 20 albums deep, performs tonight with his longtime sideman, drummer Tommy Larkins. Tonight opens their two-night stand at the Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8 p.m. $15.