Tuesday, May 28
Kylesa Sludge metal isn't a genre known for accessibility, but this Savannah, Ga., band packs its songs?especially the singles from Ultraviolet, out May 28 with enough melodic interest to (almost) counteract its cerebrum-shaking heaviness. With Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $15 adv.
Wednesday, May 29
Inc. Brothers Andrew and Daniel Aged make the sort of sparse, slow-burning R&B that's currently in fashion, especially on music blogs. Fellow L.A. residents Rhye are a good point of comparison, but No World, the duo's debut full-length on 4AD, owes a lot to the breathy vocals and spacious production of slow-jam legends Sade. With Kelela, DJ Total Freedom, Beat Connection DJ set. Crocodile. 9 p.m. $10 adv.
Thursday, May 30
Taina Asili Y La Banda Rebelde Led by Asili?s emboldened, multilingual vocals, which often focus on social justice, this Albany, N.Y. based band deals in a worldly fusion of reggae, soul, Latin, and hip-hop. With Unite-One, Comfort Food. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 9 p.m. $7 adv./$10 DOS.
Friday, May 31
Davidson Hart Kingsbery This Fin Records signed songwriter has a life story worthy of the tales he weaves. Raised in a Christian Scientist household, he eventually abandoned religion for music, then found it again, and his plaintive country songs deal with that cycle of damnation and redemption. With Ganges River Band, Tall Smoke, Giant Spiders. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $7.
Saturday, June 1
Dead Ship Sailing is the latest project from veteran producer Graig Markel. A collaboration with vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Zera Marvel, DSS finds the duo writing blown-out electro-blues songs that wouldn?t sound out of place on a Kills album. With Panama Gold, Shake Some Action!. Barboza. 7 p.m. $7 adv.
The Pharmacy The hard-touring garage-pop band headlines this showcase for the artwork of local cartoonist and graphic artist Darin Shuler, who has designed art for all the bands on this bill. With The Quiet Ones, Roaming Herds of Buffalo. Columbia City Theater. 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.
Sunday, June 2
Desert Noises Last year's I Won't See You EP, a streamlined troika of electric guitar driven Americana, is the most recent release from this Utah rock band, who's shared stages with The Head and The Heart and Local Natives. With The Parson Redheads, Wayfinders. Tractor Tavern. 8:30 p.m. $8.