Live Tonight: Hoodie Allen, Black Flag, Run Boy Run, Lana Del Ray

After seven mixtapes and EPs, Hoodie Allen, aka rapper/singer Steven Markowitz, will release his debut album independently this summer. Lead single “Show Me What You’re Made Of” blends high-energy beats with soulful crooning and rapid-fire references to Manny Pacquiao, The Fresh Prince’s Uncle Phil, and Billy Corgan. The rest of the album promises to be as musically and lyrically diverse. With Down With Webster. The Crocodile. 7 p.m. SOLD OUT. All ages. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY

After suing former members touring as Flag, publicly firing their most recent singer, and issuing what is arguably their worst record, hardcore legends Black Flag haven’t exactly reunited gracefully. The current lineup features sole continuous member/punk lightning rod Greg Ginn and professional skater Mike Vallely, who resumes vocal duties after a brief stint with the band in 2003. With Cinema, Cinema, The Loss. Showbox, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxpresents.com. 8 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. DJL

Arizona-based acoustic-folk quintet Run Boy Run, two pairs of siblings plus an upright bassist, is both steeped in tradition and forging a new path in folk music. The band’s three female vocalists and jazzy touches add something new, but its lyrics call back to simpler times. RBR’s sophomore album, Something to Someone, is slated for a September release. With North Country Bluegrass. The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., 906-9920, theroyalroomseattle.com. 8 p.m. $7 adv./$10 DOS. All ages until 10 p.m. ACP

Cultural appropriation aside, Lana Del Rey is a stunning visual artist, breathing new life into the music video, making a display of her sordid relationship with Americana. Sure, she glamorizes nostalgia, but not any more than the rest of us. WaMu Theater, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., 381-7555, ticketmaster.com. 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. DML

 
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