Alabama Shakes play the Paramount Theatre this Sunday, March 3.
Monday, Feb. 25
Free Funk Union Local jazz fixtures Adam Kessler and D'Vonne Lewis host this weekly collaborative jazz-and-funk event. Triple Door (Musicquarium). 8 p.m. Free.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
STRFKR Though it'd be a stretch to call them elder statesmen, these Portlanders have proven themselves surprisingly durable since their 2007 inception, gimmicky (and newly vowelless) name and all. This month's Miracle Mile is the electro-pop group's third full-length, and this show kicks off their tour. With Blackbird Blackbird. The Neptune. 7 p.m. Sold out. All ages.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Patti Smith A formative figure in the history of independent rock music, Smith is touring behind Banga, her first album of original material since 2004. Neptune Theatre. 8 p.m. $36 adv./$38.50 DOS. All ages.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Dillon Warnek and the Dismal Tide On last year's A Stranger Here, Dillon Warnek's songwriting is melancholy and introspective, but with his four-piece band, his songs have a muscular pop-rock bravado. With The Texas Tear Drops, Sam Russel with the Harborrats. Columbia City Theater. 8 p.m. $8.
Friday, March 1
Why? With 2012's Mumps, Etc., this Yoni Wolf-led band continues to confound with its hard-to-classify mixture of hip-hop, art rock, and Wolf's confessional (emo?) songwriting. With Astronautalis, Dream Tiger. Neumos. 8 p.m. $15 adv.
Saturday, March 2
Ramona Falls has been Brent Knopf's main focus since the multi-instrumentalist and songwriter defected from Menomena two years ago, and he has one severely underrated album of artsy indie pop--last year's Prophet--to show for it. With Social Studies, Cathedral Pearls. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS.
Sunday, March 3
Alabama Shakes Fourteen months ago, Alabama Shakes played the Crocodile when they visited Seattle. It's a testament to the strength of their live show (and, perhaps, a general appetite for ultra-traditional rock music) that this Alabama blues rock/soul quartet has made the jump to a much larger venue this time around. With Michael Kiwanuka, Sam Doores, Riley Downing. Paramount Theatre. 7 p.m. Sold out. All ages.