The 7 Best Concerts to See This Week

Tuesday, March 26

Doldrums Emerging from Montreal's DIY art-pop scene, Airick Woodhead's work as Doldrums is busy, inscrutable electronic pop with a clear avant-garde bent. It's similar (conceptually at least) to that of Grimes, Woodhead's friend and contemporary, but there's nary an easy entry point like "Genesis" on Lesser Evil, his debut. It's frantic digital music for a frantic digital age. With Sean Nicholas Savage. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10 adv.

Major Lazer is widely considered vapid party music (reinforced by a wild Capitol Hill Block Party set last year), but Diplo's electro/dub/hip-hop hybrid is a lot smarter and more self-aware than it lets on. Plus, songs like "Get Free," featuring Amber Coffman of Dirty Projectors, show that the Major can occasionally commit to songcraft as well. With Lunice. Showbox SoDo. 8 p.m. $25-$30. All ages.

Ducktails is the main side project of Real Estate guitarist Matthew Mondanile, and his latest, most expansive record (January's The Flower Lane) plays like a hybrid of his other band's easygoing guitar pop and Destroyer's lounge-rock act. With Mark McGuire, Monopoly Child Star Searchers. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10 adv.

Thursday, March 28

Christopher Owens Since Girls unexpectedly disbanded last summer, Christopher Owens has quietly moved into the next phase of his career: solo artist. Lysandre, his first post-breakup release, doesn't sound all that different from a Girls record, but now Owens has the freedom to take his classic rock-indebted songwriting experiments in whatever direction he chooses. With Melted Toys. Vera Project. 8 p.m. $20 adv./$22 DOS. All ages.

Friday, March 29

Vox Mod This is a release show for SYN-ÆSTHETIC, which looks to be producer Scot Walker's breakout release as Vox Mod, combining his trademark synth-drenched beats with contributions from Erik Blood and Ishmael Butler. With OC Notes, Olav, DJ Riz. Vermillion. 9 p.m. $5.

Saturday, March 30

Mudhoney Of the surviving acts from the formative years of Seattle alternative rock, Mudhoney has perhaps been the most consistent, gradually honing its sound and steadily releasing albums for the past two decades. This is a release show for Vanishing Point, the band's ninth full-length in 25 years. With Unnatural Helpers, Universe People. Neumos. 8 p.m. $15 adv.

Sunday, March 31

Charlie Parr A folk music lifer, gifted storyteller, and deft guitarist, Parr blends roots music, gospel, and bluegrass in his knotty acoustic songs. With Rory James and the Majestic. Tractor Tavern. 8 p.m. $10.

 
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