Rising Portland band Radiation City plays the Tractor Tavern this Saturday, Feb. 16.
Monday, Feb. 11
Hot Tuna Original Jefferson Airplane members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen formed Hot Tuna in 1969 as a blues-rock side project, eventually outlasting it (Jefferson Starship notwithstanding). Casady and Kaukonen will play acoustic at this show. Triple Door. 6:30 p.m. $49.50 adv./$55 DOS. All ages.
Tuesday, Feb. 12
Tomahawk Seldom is the term "supergroup" more than hyperbole, but in Tomahawk's case it might be warranted because of the members' former projects; the metal group features Faith No More frontman Mike Patton, Jesus Lizard guitarist Duane Denison, and Battles drummer John Stanier. With Retox. Showbox at the Market. 8 p.m. $25 adv./$28 DOS. All ages.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
North Mississippi Allstars This long-running Southern rock band recently announced plans to teach their craft: along with members of the Allman Brothers, they're hosting a five-day roots-rock music camp in the Catskill Mountains in June. With The London Souls. Tractor Tavern. 8 p.m. $18 adv./$20 DOS.
Thursday, Feb. 14
The Growlers Mixing jangly, bright guitar work with psychedelic, fuzzy production (you could probably get away with calling it "psych-surf," or something horrible like that), these Southern Californians are touring behind January's Hung at Heart. With Night Beats, Chains of Love. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $15 adv. All ages.
Friday, Feb. 15
Country Lips Any fan of Seattle country music likely knows of the Country Lips, one of the city's best live acts, so the real allure of this show is seeing how all nine band members fit on the Blue Moon's tiny stage. With The Outlaws. 9:30 p.m. $8.
Saturday, Feb. 16
Radiation City This Portland quintet, set to release sophomore album Cool NightmareAnimals in the Median in May, plays art-damaged rock in the vein of Wolf Parade. With Black Whales, The Comettes. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $10.
Sunday, Feb. 17
ZZ Ward Soul/blues singer Ward (the ZZ is short for "Szuzsanna) has an ultra-polished debut album to her name with last year's Til The Casket Drops, which features collaborations with Kendric Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, and Fitz of Fitz and the Tantrums. With Delta Rae, Martin Harley. The Crocodile. 7 p.m. $12 adv. All ages.