Hounds of the Wild Hunt play the Sunset Tavern this Friday, Jan. 18.
Monday, Jan. 14
Bandolier The latest from these retro-soul revivalists is 2011's Yellow EP, whose three tracks bear a striking resemblance to noveau-Motown of fellow locals Pickwick. With The Van Allen Belt, Fey Moth. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $7.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
New Lungs All the bands on this bill play fussy guitar rock that takes its cues, to varying degrees, from prog and math rock.The headliners, who recently released their first EP since changing their name (they used to be called How to Operate Your Brain), have a particularly melodic take on this brainy sound. With Dear Mister Manager, Postmadonna, Special Explosion. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $6.
Wednesday, Jan. 16
Los Lobos One of pop music's most enduring and best-known Chicano-American rock bands, this Los Angeles quintet (somewhat surprisingly, they've had the same lineup since 1984) will go acoustic at this Benaroya Hall performance. 7:30 p.m. $40-$54. All ages.
Thursday, Jan. 17
Trapt Best known for 2002 single "Headstrong" (which is probably playing inside the Tacoma Dome as you read this), the California hard-rock act is touring behind the forthcoming Reborn, their sixth studio album and first without longtime drummer Aaron Montgomery. With Acidic, Action Blast, Stoic FB, Says The Snake, IANA. El Corazon. 7 p.m. $15 adv./$18 DOS. All ages.
Friday, Jan. 18
Hounds of the Wild Hunt were tabbed as an opener for when Titus Andronicus played Neumos back in November, a pairing that makes a lot of sense after listening to last year's El Mago. The Hounds' songs aren't as anthemic or razor-sharp witty as Titus (Local Business notwithstanding), but they're similarly rough-edged and ragged. With Redwood Plan and Panama Gold. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $8.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Blooper This local garage trio is set to release Long Distance, their third EP of pleasantly saccharine lo-fi pop songs. With Weird Bug, Sleuth, Cool Ghouls. Heartland. 8 p.m. $5 adv./$7 DOS. All ages.
Sunday, Jan. 20
The Foghorns These locals' most recent effort, 2011's To the Stars on the Wings of a Pig, was a Reverb favorite, and this rare all-ages show gives the kids an opportunity to catch their heartfelt, country-tinged folk in person. With Casey Ruff & The Mayors of Ballard, Sincerely Val. Skylark. 3 p.m. $5. All ages.