Ffej Active since 1992, this local electronic musician and songwriter is known for his embrace of analog synthesizers and his creative use of multimedia when he performs live. With Michael Ray and the Plastic Sheets, Man in a Can. Rendezvous. 10 p.m. $6 DOS.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Post Madonna Combing knotty math-rock passages with smooth vocal harmonies, this local band's sound is maximalist and unpredictable. With Chastity Belt, Dear Mister Manager. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $7.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Said the Whale In its nine-year history, Canada's Juno Award for "Best New Musical Group" has hardly found the next Arcade Fire. While hardcore acts Theory of a Deadman and Alexisonfire have had moderate success, the others are relative unknowns. With their pleasant indie-pop sound, Vancouver's Said the Whale, winners in 2011, could break this trend. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $11. All ages.
Friday, Nov. 30
Blue Scholars Though Geo and Sabzi are notorious multitaskers, with both juggling several projects, the hip-hop duo has found time to piece together a short fall tour in support of last summer's Cinmetropolis. With Don't Talk to the Cops, Brothers From Another. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. $17.50 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.
Saturday, Dec. 1
Ravenna Woods Chris Cunningham and Ravenna Woods have had a productive year, adding a new member (multi-instrumentalist Sam Miller) and completing its forthcoming sophomore album, The Jackals. KEXP's Audioasis is putting this putting on this show, which benefits climate-change advocacy nonprofit Climate Solutions. With Kithkin, SHiPS. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $7 adv./$8 DOS.
Sunday, Dec. 2
Eluveitie Most metal bands don't boast hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe players, or write songs in a dead language (Gaulish, a relative of Celtic), but most metal bands aren't this Swiss eight-piece. With Winter Sun, Varg. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, elcorazonseattle.com. 7 p.m. $20 adv./$23 DOS. All ages.