Down Featuring members of Pantera and Eyehategod, this New Orleans sludge-metal supergroup is currently at work on a series of EPs, the most recent of which came out last fall. With Warbeast. Showbox at the Market. 8 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. All ages.
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Pinback This San Diego rock band has carved out an enviable niche for itself: a unique sound, reliable-if-not-great records, and a moderately large following that keeps them just under the radar. With Judgement Day. Showbox at The Market. 7 p.m. $18.50 adv./$22 DOS. All ages.
Thursday, Jan. 24
B-Lines This Vancouver group's abrasive punk is as aggro as it comes, and also as concise: all the songs on its eponymous 2011 12" are less than two minutes long, and many are shorter than one. With Ubu Roi, Ex-Girlfriends, Sailor Mouth. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $7.
Friday, Jan. 25
Gabriel Mintz is an up-and-coming young songwriter whose 2010 debut, Volume One, displayed the sort of potential for winsome, lyrical rock music that could someday make him one of Seattle folk's elder statesmen. With Renata, Zarni, St. John & The Revelations. Blue Moon. 9:30 p.m. $6.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Cold Blue Mountain A brutally heavy stoner metal group from Northern California, Cold Blue Mountain released its self-titled debut over the summer, a record filled with downtempo, low-end-heavy sludge. With Cascabel, Enemy Camps. Highline. 9 p.m. $6.
Sunday, Jan. 27
Jetman Jet Team These promising locals deftly blend shoegaze, psychedelia, and post-rock, the common denominator of those genres being pulverizing waves of guitar noise. With Ecstatic Cosmic Union, Rainbow Wolves. Rendezvous. 10 p.m. $5.