Live Tonight: Robert DeLong, DTCV, North Mississippi Allstars and Wild Cub

Last year was a great one for ROBERT DELONG—he was named an “artist to watch” by MTV and Billboard and had high-profile shows at Coachella and SXSW. The multi-instrumentalist brings his melodic brand of EDM back to Seattle in the middle of his winter West Coast tour. With Mystery Skulls, Zoolab. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 9 p.m. $18. Also Fri., Jan. 24. MICHAEL F. BERRY DTCV Though James Greer’s stint in Guided by Voices was short (playing on only two albums 20 years ago), that band’s post-punk tenacity carries over to his new project, DTCV. Vibrant guitar hooks growl beneath Guylaine Vivarat’s entrancing vocals. Sweet melodies over bright distortion: a suitable mixture for a nostalgia trip to the ’90s. With Tangerine, Charms. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. $7 adv./$10 DOS. 8 p.m. 21 and over. DUSTY HENRY

NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS Since 2000, the Dickinson brothers and Chris Chew have managed to release an astonishing 10 studio albums, the most recent being last year’s World Boogie Is Coming. The Allstars are nothing if not consistent, and have all along stayed true to their folk/Americana/blues repertoire. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. $20. CORBIN REIFF

At 85, in defiance of Father Time, BURT BACHARACH continues to record and perform at a rate that would give people a quarter of his age fits. With his smooth vocal delivery and gentle piano phrasing, he remains an icon to many, and has yet to lose a step. 37500 S.E. North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, 425-888-1234, snocasino.com. 7 p.m. $40. CR

Formed in early 2012 by songwriter/composer Keegan DeWitt and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock, Nashville-based quintet WILD CUB caught the attention of Seattle music fans last summer with a breakout set at the Capitol Hill Block Party. That’s where the indie-pop sweethearts first stole our hearts, delivering a dancy mix of ’80s-inspired synth-pop from their debut LP Youth. Unfortunately, getting hands on said debut, released in the UK last August, was a bit of a challenge for those stateside. Thankfully, the 15-track deluxe edition (featuring two brand-new bonus songs, “Blacktide” and “Lies”) will see a wide release through Mom+Pop on Jan. 21—just in time for the show. Spanning the gamut of new wave, tropical, and neo-soul sounds, the group is eclectic—and energetic, to say the least. Adding to the excitement, this show will also serve as a celebration of Wild Cub’s Jan. 21 debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. With Hands. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8 p.m. $12. 21 and over. KEEGAN PROSSER

 
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