Nashville’s Will Hoge straddles the line between country and rock like an expert tightrope walker. On one hand, he’s written about a guy who will let you borrow his truck at the drop of a hat (“Strong”). On the other, he’s a big fan of alt-rock guitar riffs (“Favorite Waste of Time”). All in all, it’s not a bad combination. With Red Wanting Blue. Barboza. 7:30 p.m. $15 adv. 21 and over. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY
Making a somewhat rare appearance in its hometown, The Family Curse is known for being “electro-filth-rock.” The description is accurate: Megan Tweed’s crazed vocals fit perfectly alongside riffs that bare comparison to Godflesh and the electro-noise of Big Black. Currently the band is prepping to record a 7-inch in January, part of Fainting Room Records’ Triple-Six 7-inch project. With Constant Lovers, Bali Girls. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $7. JAMES BALLINGER
Midlake, The Crocodile. See our preview here .
Bay Area producer Phutureprimitive could easily get looped in with the current dubstep and EDM boom. It’s his patience, however, that sets him apart. Instead of launching everything up to a massive drop and wild breakdown, Phutureprimitive lets songs keep a consistent, thoughtful build. Perfect for emotional, sweaty dancing. With HZ Donut, Sonny Chiba vs. Bizzara. Nectar Lounge. 8 p.m. $12. 21 and over. DUSTY HENRY
Jackie Evancho has accomplished quite a lot in the past three years. Since her 2010 appearances on America’s Got Talent, she’s released four studio albums (most recently Songs from the Silver Screen), toured the world, starred in two PBS specials, and broken into acting. And she’s only 13. The Paramount. 7:30 p.m. $45–$125. MICHAEL F. BERRY