Wednesday, March 27
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, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 8 p.m. $10 adv.
Matt Costa A signee of Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records, Costa fittingly deals in pleasant, regular-dude folk rock. With Carly Ritter, Sam Outlaw. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv. All ages.
The Joy Formidable This Scottish rock band’s best-known tune, “Whirring,” was recently sampled by Andy Samberg–led parody act The Lonely Island in the video for “YOLO.” With Guards, Fort Lean. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $18.50 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.
Thursday, March 28
Christopher Owens Since Girls unexpectedly disbanded last summer, 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 Owens now has the freedom to take his classic rock–indebted songwriting experiments in whatever direction he chooses. With Melted Toys. The Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 8 p.m. $20 adv./$22 DOS. All ages.
Fiasco This local three-piece plays Dave Matthews–lite acoustic jam-rock. With Monkeybat, Moonraper. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $8.
The Shrine On last year’s Primitive Blast, this Los Angeles punk group plays ’80s-leaning hardcore. They’re set to play a spate of shows in April with Dinosaur Jr. With Dirty Fences, OSS, Ubu Roi. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $7.
Friday, March 29
The Dusty 45s This multifaceted country quartet headlines a benefit show for DESC, a local nonprofit whose mission is ending homelessness. With Star Anna, Shane Tutmarc. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 8 p.m. $20 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.
See Me River Led by Kerry Zettel, this veteran rock group’s brawny, Americana-laced rock ’n’ roll took an anthemic turn on last year’s EP Jesus Christ Made Seattle Under Pressure. With BOAT, John Atkins. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 9 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.
Sunday Evening Whiskey Club writes songs about “going down to the fishing hole” and other old-timey activities, set to melodies as comfortable in 1945 Texas as in 2013 Ballard. With Palatine Ave., Great American Desert. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640, conorbyrnepub.com. 9 p.m. $7.
Vox Mod This is a release show for SYN-ÆSTHETIC, which is shaping up 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 OCnotes, Olav, DJ Riz. Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave., 709-7979, vermillionseattle.com. 9 p.m. $5.
Saturday, March 30
Flume The headliner of this Decibel-curated show is Australian beatmaker Harley Streten, making a rare stateside appearance. His productions are standard, Burial/James Blake–esque instrumental cuts, built around deep bass and warped vocal samples. If you can snag tickets, get there early for locals Natasha Kmeto and DJAO, whose hip-hop- influenced productions are considerably more inventive. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave. E., thelofi.net. 9 p.m. Sold out.
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, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv.
Behead The Prophet No Lord Shall Live Now in its sixth year, Hollow Earth Radio’s Magma Fest has championed “underrepresented sounds and perspectives” each March. This, the 2013 fest’s final show, is the best distillation of its ethos, featuring reunion sets from Behead and The Need, two ’90s crustpunk/queercore bands from Olympia. With Hysterics. Vera Project. 7:30 p.m. $11 adv./$13 DOS. All ages.
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, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8 p.m. $10.
Jonn Hart Type “Jonn Hart” into Google and the top suggested results all involve “Who Booty.” The Oakland artist’s top single is a good representation of his music: pseudo-R&B that matches his half-rapping, half-crooning delivery with a slightly off-kilter beat. It’s already garnered some airplay on mainstream radio, an arena that suits Hart’s sound perfectly. With Brainstorm, Ghkan, Jay Key. Neumos. 8 p.m. $20 adv.
Metal Alliance Tour The third edition of this metalheads-only super tour (Facebook description: “It’s Fucking METAL”) features ’80s heavyweights Anthrax and Exodus. With High on Fire, Municipal Waste, Holy Grail. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, showboxonline.com. 5 p.m. $31 adv./$35 DOS. All ages.
Monday, April 1
Natural Child For whatever reason, Nashville has become a breeding ground for scuzzy garage and punk bands. This trio lives up to its hometown’s reputation, writing songs about being high, getting laid, and being broke, in roughly that order. With the Apollos, Bad Tats, Abductee. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $8.
Talib Kweli Touring behind the forthcoming Prisoner of Consciousness, Kweli gets some top-notch local support at this show from The Physics and OCnotes. With Justis. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $25 adv. All ages.
Tuesday, April 2
Heloise and The Savoir Faire Heloise Williams’ Brooklyn-based band began as a thrashy dance-punk outfit, but they’ve since transitioned to bass-thumping electro-pop. With the Fabulous Downey Brothers. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $10.
San Cisco Already moderately popular in their native Australia, this indie-pop quartet is touring behind its self-titled debut, a set of electronic-streaked pop songs built on the vocal trade-offs between Jordi Davieson (guitar) and Scarlett Stevens (drums). It’s sweet, but often cloyingly so. With Chaos Chaos. Neumos. 8 p.m. $12 adv. All ages.