Wednesday, June 12
Coins The Chicago guitar/keys duo of Angela Mullenhour and Ellen Bunch plays simply arranged folk rock with dual vocals. With Chris Brokaw, Kryste Narkunis. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 9 p.m. $7.
Ka.Lil Also known as Khingz, a name that pays homage to his upbringing in both Washington’s and New York’s King(s) counties, this local rapper is set to release his new album, Between Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, at this show. With Abyssinian Creole, Hi-Life Soundsystem, OTOW Gang. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com.
Zarni De Wet is a songwriter and very capable pianist who writes compact adult-contemporary songs. With Fan Fiction, Like Lightning. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 8 p.m. $6.
Thursday, June 13
Golgothan Sunrise This doom-metal trio strives for progressive heaviness with its instrumental pieces, such as the 17-and-a-half-minute “Power of Disgrace,” available for free download (along with two other tracks from 2004) on the group’s Bandcamp page. With Hooves, Spacebag, Caligula. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $7.
Josiah Leming Hardcore American Idol fans might remember Leming from season seven, which saw the Tennessee singer, then 18, get “controversially” booted before the round of 24 (“American Idol Bully Rejected Josiah Leming With Legal Action” screams a headline from 2008). Now he brings his piano-led contemporary pop to West Seattle. Skylark Cafe, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., 935-2111, skylarkcafe.com. 7 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS. All ages.
Shy Girls are the latest Portland act to be graced with the title of “Best New Band” by Willamette Week. The honor is fairly unsurprising given that the group’s sound—a transparent take on ’90s R&B that’s sometimes heavily cheesy—is in fashion right now, but unlike the solo-producer types who generally make this kind of nostalgia-seeped music, Shy Girls uses a seven-piece band to flesh out its sound live. With Sports, Dutty Wilderness, DJ Hojo. Barboza. 8 p.m. $7 adv.
Friday, June 14
Nekromantix This highly theatrical Danish psychobilly band, led by Kim Nekroman and his coffin-shaped bass, has released nine albums since the late ’80s; the most recent is 2011’s What Happens in Hell Stays in Hell. With The Silver Shine, No Buffer, Angie and the Car Wrecks. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, elcorazonseattle.com. 7 p.m. $14 adv./$16 DOS. All ages.
Purr Gato Katrina Cope’s electro-pop project takes its cues from the more garish, synthy side of ’80s electro (think Depeche Mode instead of New Order). This is a release show for its new full-length Heart Beat. With Thrivealike, Richie Aldente. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.
Spaceneedles In March this four-piece, featuring members of Grand Archives and Feral Children, released the 7-inch single “Low Ceilings,” a rumbling, sub-three-minute grunge-punk banger. With Puget Power, Sam Humans. Rendezvous. 10:30 p.m. $8.
Saturday, June 15
Geoffrey Castle An accomplished electric violinist, Castle has shared the stage with members of Heart, Yes, Blues Traveler, Bad Company, Queen and many others. His solo material draws primarily from Celtic music. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 8 p.m. $20. All ages.
Rob Garza’s solo material follows a pattern similar to that of his work as half of electro-lounge act Thievery Corporation: laid-back, dubby electronica that incorporates a variety of “world music” influences. With Nordic Soul, Toast. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv.
Susan Pascal Quartet Pascal, a nimble and precise vibraphonist, leads this acoustic jazz combo, which also includes Marc Seales, Chuck Deardorf, and Mark Ivester. Tulas, 2214 Second Ave., 443-4221, tulas.com. 7:30 p.m. $15.
Sunday, June 16
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen In April, this group of ultra-tight bluegrass musicians released On the Edge, which earned a top-10 Billboard Bluegrass Charts debut. With the Warren G. Hardings. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8:30 p.m. $12.
Nguzunguzu The work of this L.A. production duo is global in scope (they handled mixing duties for an M.I.A. mixtape); in form, it’s blog-pleasing, sample-centric bass music. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10 adv.
Shelton Harris Everyone knows how big Macklemore has become in the past 12-or-so months, and this similarly minded 20-year-old rapper is one of a few local MCs who might benefit from the Mack’s worldwide dissemination of positive vibes. In the past month alone, Harris has played Sasquatch! and been named to XXL’s list of “15 Seattle Rappers You Should Know.” With Kung Foo Grip, Mike Champoux. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 7 p.m. $12 adv. All ages.
Monday, June 17
Joseph Arthur This folk singer brings an elaborate looping and guitar-pedal setup to his live shows, layering guitar and vocal parts to give his music more depth and complexity than the average solo acoustic performance has. Triple Door. 6:30 p.m. $22 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.
Radar Bros This Merge Records–signed indie-rock band is touring behind this year’s dense, dour Eight. With Ola Podrida, Sons of Warren Oates. Tractor Tavern. 8:30 p.m. $10.
Tuesday, June 18
Geto Boys Not every rap group can claim it’s inspired Outkast and Insane Clown Posse, but Bushwick Bill, Scarface, and Willie D credibly can. The trio helped pioneer the sound of Southern rap in the late ’80s, penning some truly gruesome lyrics in the process. And lest you think the ICP connection is conjecture, the group appeared at last year’s Gathering of the Juggalos. With Dirtay, Cliff the Sav, Knothead, Aquino, DJ Gerze. El Corazon. 7 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. All ages.
Opera on Tap This nonprofit’s mission is to dismantle opera’s snobbish connotations by bringing the music to dive bars. Fittingly, this show will take place at the Blue Moon, 712 N.E. 45th St., 675-9116, bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com. 7 p.m. $5.
Quadron Producer Robin Hannibal is half of Rhye; his other project, a collaboration with vocalist Coco Maja Hastrup Karshøj, deals in widescreen electro-pop rather than neo-soul sultriness. With Nolie Durham, Seattle Soul, J-Justice. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.