WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Daniel Bachman A deft imstrumentalist, Philadelphia's Bachman plays fastidiously fingerpicked Americana on steel-string guitar and banjo. With Jordan Fuller. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 9 p.m. $7.
North Mississippi Allstars This long-running Southern rock band recently announced plans to teach their craft: Along with members of the Allman Brothers, they're hosting a five-day roots-rock music camp in the Catskills in June. With the London Souls. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8 p.m. $18 adv./$20 DOS.
Victor Wooten A three-time winner of Bassist magazine's "Bassist of the Year" award, Wooten plays everything from jazz to funk to bluegrass—the latter with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 6 p.m. all ages, 9 p.m. 21 and over. $30 adv./$35 DOS.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14
En Vogue has seen its reunion beset by legal scuffles—two original members are in this edition, the other two are seeking to perform under the same name. However, this is still a chance to see one of the most acclaimed R&B groups of the past 20 years (or at least half of it). Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. 7:30 p.m. $45. (Through Sunday, Feb. 17. Set times vary.)
The Growlers Mixing jangly, bright guitar work with psychedelic, fuzzy production (you could probably get away with calling it "psych-surf" or something horrible like that), these Southern Californians are touring behind January's Hung at Heart. With Night Beats, Chains of Love. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv. All ages.
What Made Milwaukee Famous Former signees of local label Barsuk, where they released their first three albums, this Austin indie act chose to make its fourth independently. With Pomerantz. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 8:30 p.m. $8.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Ayron Jones & The Way Seattle's pre-eminent blues guitarist headlines this benefit for Seattle Teen Music, an organization that coordinates performance opportunities for young musicians. With Ben Union, School of Rock, Bleach Bar. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $9 adv./$11 DOS. All ages.
Bradford Loomis has toured with former One Tree Hill actor and musician Tyler Hilton, and if that show were still on the air, Loomis' earnest folk melodies would provide an appropriate soundtrack. With Gideon's Daughter. Skylark, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., 935-2111, skylarkcafe.com. 8 p.m. $5.
Country Lips Any fan of Seattle country music likely knows the Country Lips, one of the city's best live acts, so the real allure of this show is seeing how all nine band members fit on the Blue Moon's tiny stage. With the Outlaws. 712 N.E. 45th St., 675-9116, bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com. 9:30 p.m. $8.
The Jesus Rehab is a garage-rock duo comprising brothers Jared and Dominic Cortese, whose raucous Drunken Hillbilly Fight Bar came out last year. With Hounds of the Wild Hunt, The Great Um. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 9:30 p.m. $8.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
City Faire Golden-voiced Ayesha Musicbox is the focal point of this quartet, whose vintage soul/blues hybrid doesn't sound all too different from the formula used by Allen Stone. With Tango Alpha Tango, the Dirty Thoughts. High Dive. 9:30 p.m. $8.
Kled is known for its eccentric, costumed live performances, which the trio's sludgy, schizoid brand of metal makes all the more salient. With Shiplosion, Warning: Danger!. Blue Moon. 9:30 p.m. $6.
Radiation City This Portland quintet, set to release sophomore album Animals in the Median in May, plays art-damaged rock in the vein of Wolf Parade. With Black Whales, the Comettes. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $10.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records in the early '90s, Cleveland's BTNH took the West Coast sound of the time and ran with it. Their skittish verses and choral rap chants separated them from the pack, though, and their sound became one of the most identifiable in rap's history. With AyeLogics, Dirtay. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442. 8 p.m. $30 adv. 21 and over.
Friends and Family Sometimes in this day and age, bands have release parties for a single ("Green and Yellow Basket" b/w "Ugly Tooth"). For local orchestral rockers FaF, tonight is one of those nights, though they'll probably splurge on a few more in their set. With Kithkin, Bright White Lightning, Scarves. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005. 7 p.m. $8 Adv. All ages.
The Last Great Fire This local five-piece plays baroque folk pop that sounds just like you'd expect it to: strings, piano, brushed drums, and yearning harmonies. With Matthew O'Toole. Skylark. 3 p.m. $5. All ages.
Nottus Tre This local rapper, best known for the single "Da Scrilla," headlines this free showcase of underground hip-hop. With Perry Porter, The NeighBROhood, Seasik Tha Grim, Joey Ka$h. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. Free.
ZZ Ward Soul/blues singer Ward (the ZZ is short for "Szuzsanna") has an ultra-polished debut album to her name: last year's Til the Casket Drops, which features collaborations with Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, and Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums. With Delta Rae, Martin Harley. The Crocodile. 7 p.m. $12 adv. All ages.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
Clouds Like Mountains This six-piece plays synth-laced, emo-styled power pop. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, elcorazonseattle.com. 7 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS. All ages.
Turisas Fronted by wonderfully named vocalist Mathias "Warlord" Nygård, this Finnish folk-metal band features electric violin solos and performs in costumes that resemble Mel Gibson in Braveheart wearing football pads. With Firewind, Stolen Babies, Phalgeron, Avoid the Void. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312, studioseven.us. 6:30 p.m. $16 adv./$18 DOS. All ages.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19
Eels One of the cleverest '90s alt-rock survivors, Mark Oliver Everett was never as big as, say, Cake, but his post-radio years have been far more interesting. His latest tinkerbox—Wonderful, Glorious—is as inspired as anything in his considerable catalog. With Nicole Atkins. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave. S., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 7 p.m. $25/$30. 21 and over.
Habib Koite and Eric Bibb These Malian and American blues guitarists collaborate to blend the roots music of two continents. Triple Door. 6 p.m. all ages, 9 p.m. 21 and over. $25 adv./$35 DOS.
Mrs. Magician Beachy surf pop and punk-addled riffs mark the breezy sounds of this San Diego four-piece. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10.
Terry Robb Band A top-notch guitarist, Robb is currently at work on an album of traditional Catholic hymns arranged for acoustic guitar. With his band, he tends toward traditional blues fare. With Ethan Tucker, Brad Mackeson. Nectar Lounge. 8 p.m. $6 adv./$8 DOS.