Wednesday, July 10
• Dark Features keeps, perhaps intentionally, a low online profile, the most telling component of which is an Instagram account of abstract images. However, the group does have a full-length album, The Control, of shadowy, post-punk-influenced synth-pop. With RKP, Cra-Z Meta4z, 4n Soundz. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 9 p.m.
• Futurebirds hail from Athens, Ga., a town with a well-documented indie-rock pedigree. On its second album, Baba Yaga, the band’s ramshackle, countrified psych-rock lives up to its city’s reputation. With Diarrhea Planet, Neighbors. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 8 p.m. $10 adv.
Masta X-Kid This MC is influenced by old-school hip-hop but is also musically voracious; when not rapping, he plays bass in a rock band and fronts a funk ensemble. With Tre Angle, ThriveAlike, Tony Ozier & the Doo Doo Funk All Stars, Elefaders, Landon Wordswell & Tim Hoke. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 7 p.m. $7 adv./$10 DOS.
Thursday, July 11
Josh Abbott Band Abbott and his Texas-based five-piece seem primed for mainstream/country crossover; their songs are polished, with big choruses and Abbott’s radio-ready voice. With William Clark Green. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8:30 p.m. $16.50 adv./$20 DOS.
Rowe Ashley Rowe’s vocals are unquestionably the centerpiece of this indie-rock four-piece, which sparingly borrows from soul and R&B. With Rachel Gavaletz. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $5 DOS. All ages.
• Vibe Warrior Denver transplant Samuel Glover’s self-produced electro-soul bears few of the hallmarks that “bedroom R&B” typically connotes: It’s smart, cleanly produced, and unabashedly poppy. With Whiting Tennis, Susie Phillipsen. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $6 adv./$8 DOS.
Friday, July 12
• Future Bible Heroes The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt fronts this group, whose music is far more electronic-leaning than his solo material. The group is touring behind its first album since 2002, Partygoing, as well as remastered versions of its first two albums. With Luxury Liners. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $15.
Mickey Avalon With his drawling, stoner-ish flow and laid-back, guitar-heavy beats, it’s not too surprising that Avalon once opened (disastrously, as it happened) for Red Hot Chili Peppers. LOADED, his latest, was released on Kottonmouth Kings–founded label Suburban Noize. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 7:30 p.m. $17.50 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.
Oblivians This Memphis garage-punk trio’s music has a stripped-down urgency that sounds downright youthful for three guys in their 40s. May’s Desperation is the band’s second album since its 2010 reunion. With the Fucking Eagles, Dude York. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $15.
Saturday, July 13
Autopsy Reunited since 2009, this death-metal progenitor is touring and releasing music as brutal as that of its heyday. With Black Breath, Scolex, Bone Sickness. Neumos. 8 p.m. $18 adv. All ages.
Eclectic Approach “Eclectic” is a misnomer for this five-piece, unless you consider Matchbox 20’s discography a bastion of music diversity. The group will release Break the Floor at this show. With Hot Bodies in Motion, Ben Union, James Redfern. Showbox at the Market. 7:30 p.m. $12.50 adv./$15 DOS. All ages.
Katchafire Apparently roots reggae is a bigger deal in New Zealand than in the States: This eight-piece’s recent single, “Sensitive to a Smile,” reached #2 on the charts in its native country. With J. Boog, Hot Rain, Unified Culture. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, showboxonline.com. 8:30 p.m. $30 adv./$35 DOS. All ages.
Sunday, July 14
Ceschi This rapper and guitarist is a co-founder of hip-hop label Fake Four, home to Seattle artists Onry Ozzborn, Sadistik, and Blue Sky Black Death. With Graves 33, Onry Ozzborn. Nectar Lounge. 8 p.m. $7.
Logan Lynn is a Portland electro-pop artist whose current tour benefits LGBTQ mental-health services and suicide prevention. With Conquistador, Big Dipper. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 7 p.m. $15.
• Sean Nelson and Shenandoah Davis This free show from these skilled local songwriters is part of BeatWalk, a Columbia City live-music series now in its 19th year. Columbia City Theater. 7:30 p.m.
Monday, July 15
Infinite Flux Stoner metal out of Tacoma, requisitely droning, sludgy, and heavy. With Mad Mardigan, Special Guests. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $5.
Jimmy Eat World When it charted in 2002, Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle”—an upbeat rock song with a guitar solo and a craftily catchy chorus—stood out, as little else did, from the morass of nu-grunge that dominated rock radio. The band never quite recaptured that popularity, but it also hasn’t stopped churning out solid power-pop records. With X Ambassadors. Showbox SoDo. 7 p.m. $25 adv./$28 DOS. All ages.
Tuesday, July 16
California Wives These Chicagoans are touring behind September’s Art History, a collection of melodic guitar-rock songs. With My Gold Mask. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10 adv.
• Shugo Tokumaru crafts elaborate, multifaceted songs that draw from both Western and Japanese pop traditions, and, in the vein of Sufjan Stevens, plays all the myriad instruments heard on his records. With Tara Jane O’Neil. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 8 p.m. $12.