Jens Lekman plays the Neptune Theatre this Thursday.
Monday, Oct. 29
Sioux City Pete & the Beggars For almost 10 years, the Funhouse was a grimy dive bar, an intimate live-music venue, and the epicenter of Seattle's punk scene. Two days after this show, it closes for good. This Iowa blues-punk band headlines an employee benefit show for the people who made it happen. With Aimlows, Antique Scream, the Unemployables, Blue Ribbon Boys, the Piniellas, the Hook-Ups, Lisa Dank, Ronald McFondle & Friends. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400, thefunhouseseattle.com. 7 p.m. $10 donation requested.
Tuesday, Oct. 30
Matt & Kim This relentlessly smiley and upbeat Brooklyn duo--longtime lovebirds Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino--are touring on the back of their chipper, recently released fourth album, Lightning. With Oberhofer. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $22 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Crypts Either for its name or its sound, it's hard to think of a more appropriate headliner for a Halloween show than this noise trio, and the undercard--especially goth rockers Haunted Horses--is equally spooky. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $7.
Thursday, Nov. 1
Jens LekmanI Know What Love Isn't is this Swedish songwriter's third full-length of clever, self-effacing ruminations on romance. With Taken By Trees. Neptune Theatre. 7 p.m. $20. All ages.
Friday, Nov. 2
METZ This Sub Pop-signed Canadian band's sludgy hardcore punk recalls the Jesus Lizard in its go-for-broke intensity. With Survival Knife, Monogamy Party. Barboza, 925 E. Pike, 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 7 p.m. $10 adv.
Saturday, Nov. 3
The Afghan Whigs Part of a relatively short list of successful bands from Cincinnati (others: The Isley Brothers, boy band 98 Degrees, and The National before they moved to Brooklyn), the Whigs are reunited for their first major tour since breaking up in 2001. With Van Hunt. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. Sold out.
Sunday, Nov. 4
Pantha du Prince Hendrik Weber's most recent minimalist techno opus, 2010's Black Noise, featured guest spots from members of Animal Collective and LCD Soundsystem. With The Sight Below, Nordic Soul. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv.