Land of Pines play Neumos this Friday, Dec. 28, with Dude York and Heavy Petting.
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Karrin Allyson Nineteen years after her 1992 debut, jazz vocalist Allyson released 'Round Midnight last year, earning a Grammy nomination and displaying her deft, personal transformations of jazz standards. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. 5:30 p.m. $24.50.
Thursday, Dec. 27
Be Honest, Ruth Bryan! Formed Seattle Pacific University dormitory (band members even played the talent show in 2010), this five-piece plays warm, baroque folk music. With Vocal Few, Cynthia Alexander. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640, conorbyrnepub.com. 9 p.m. $7.
The Satillite 4 On Street Food, their latest full-length, this quartet's soul- and smooth jazz-inspired instrumentals are satisfying enough on their own merits. They really shine, however, with help from guests, like on "Soul In It," which features local funk magnate Eldridge Gravy. With Moonshiners, Los Perros Olvidados. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $6.
Friday, Dec. 28
Land of Pines are currently prepping the fourth and final EP from a series that's been in the works since early 2011, and its lead single "Dead Feathers" crystallizes the band's strengths: uptempo indie rock with a pop brain and an electric backbone. With Dude York, Heavy Petting. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $8 adv.
Saturday, Dec. 29
Brainstorm One of three MCs in local hip-hop group Dyme Def, Brainstorm takes a break from his main project to headline this loaded rap bill. With E & DAE, L.A.C.O.S.A., Produktive, Dl xVagrance, News Team, J to tha E, Reklez, Just Cos, King Bishop B.A.R.S., Green Thumbs. Columbia City Theater. 8 p.m. $10 adv./$15 DOS.
Polyrhythmics On last year's Labrador, this local funk octet blends stout grooves and sharp horn melodies with afrobeat and free-jazz influences. With Polecat, DJ Leopold Bloom. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $12 adv.
Sunday, Dec. 30
Classixx Mostly known for their remixes of usual-suspect indie rock (Passion Pit, Phoenix), this L.A. production duo's original material (glossy electro-funk) isn't particularly novel, either, but it'll at least make for a mild-mannered dance party. With Miracles Club, The Tempers. Neumos. 8 p.m. $12 adv