Friday, September 5 To get a sense of what makes The Stone

Friday, September 5

To get a sense of what makes The Stone Foxes tick, you need to do two things. First, check out “Cotto” from 2013’s Small Fires. The balls-out rocker—with heavy blues and soul overtones that make this story about a prizefighter pack quite a wallop—is indicative of what else you’ll find on the album. Second, check out its video, which features drummer and lead singer Shannon Koehler getting his ass kicked by a trio of dressed-up kids who look like they’re auditioning for a role on When Dance Battlers Go Bad. These Foxes rock like there’s no tomorrow, but they’re up for a good laugh too—a tough combination to beat. With Tango Alpha Tango, Good Men, Thorough. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $12. All ages. BRIAN PALMER

The term “DJ set” has a lot of connotations, usually of dance clubs and “filthy bass drops.” Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza has never been that type of producer. His work in the band and on various remixes show he has an ear for world music and bossa nova crooning, a mix of sounds that brought the group acclaim with their Garden State breakthrough “Lebanese Blonde.” Getting behind the mixer, it’s a chance for concert goers to experience a different, less conventional type of dance party. Garza may be a DJ, but he’s also an accidental evangelist for a whole other realm of music. With Blue Eyed Soul, Karl Kamakahi. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, 8 p.m. $15 adv. 21 and over. DH

Saturday, September 6

There’s a carefree vibe to Libation, the latest album from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, which masks the band’s improbable beginnings. Displaced during the nation’s civil war, the band bounced from one refugee camp to another for three years, playing music for fellow refugees along the way, before eventually making their way home and recording their first album, Living Like a Refugee, released in 2006. The group continues to spread the message of hope and peace while sharing their native folklore through song. On Libation, the All Stars take an unplugged approach, reminiscent of their days playing in camps. But this time going acoustic is a choice, not a necessity. With Irukandji Legion of Brass, Darek Mazzone. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, 7 p.m. $18. 21 and over. ACP

England native Passenger, aka Michael Rosenberg, spent four years busking full time; now an independent chart-topping sensation, selling out venues in the U.S. and abroad, he still writes heartfelt blog posts for his official website and updates his own Facebook page, signing off with saccharine salutations such as smiley faces and “xx.” He impressively funded his last four records “basically from busking,” he says (his fifth, Whispers, hit shelves in June). Rosenberg first caught widespread audience attention in Australia, where he recorded All the Little Lights, which includes the reflective and uber-catchy “Let Her Go.” The track carried his unique voice and straightforward but effective lyrical style across oceans to the U.S., where he quickly gained traction and continues to build a following. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, 9 p.m. $27 adv. All ages. JESSIE MCKENNA 

You really can’t go wrong with an evening of the Music of Patsy Cline. Arguably the most important female voice in the history of country music, the Nashville icon, who died in a plane crash at age 30, would have turned 82 this week. In just a handful of years, however, Cline left behind one of popular music’s most enduring catalogs, including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Her songs will be performed tonight by a number of Northwest voices, including Star Anna, V. Contreras, Jennifer Hopper, Kim Virant, and others. The Triple Door. 7:30 p.m. (Also 6 p.m. Sun.) $20 adv./$22 DOS. DL

Sunday, Sept. 7

Transitioning to a new sound or aesthetic can be contentious for a band’s fans. Bear In Heaven has built a reputation on experimental, ’80s-style, synth-pop-tinged records like 2010’s Beast Rest Forth Mouth and 2012’s I Love You, It’s Cool. The band’s latest, Time Is Over One Day Old, keeps some of those roots but builds a bigger, more approachable sound on them, with booming drums and ethereal guitars. It’s a striking difference, but not a bad sound for the group. The weirdness may be subsiding, but it may not be gone forever. With Young Magic, Miles Cooper Seaton. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, $12 adv./$14 DOS. 8 p.m. 21 ad over. DH

On its most recent release, 2013’s Renancer—Spanish for “to be reborn”—New Jersey screamo act Senses Fail reinvented itself, issuing the heaviest album of its career. It seems particularly odd to find the band looking backward so quickly. But alas, the 10th anniversary of the band’s debut album, Let It Enfold You, means fans will surely clamor at the chance to hear it in its entirety—and then hopefully get pummeled with some newer material. In celebration, Senses Fail will also reissue the album on vinyl. With No Bragging Rights, Knuckle Puck, To the Wind. El Corazon. 6:30 p.m. $15 adv./$18 DOS. DL

A kind of shrunken acoustic guitar, the ukulele first won over America in the early 1900s with its hypnotic combination of sweet, pure tones and the heartbeat rhythms commonly strummed on it, and the 21st century has ushered in its renaissance. Uke Heaven brings our love for the uke to the stage for performances by renowned Canadian player James Hill, Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, husband-and-wife duo The Quiet American, the Hula Honeys (from Maui), and Kate Power and Steve Einhorn, plus “house band” Nova Devonie on accordion and Matt Weiner on stand-up bass. All-day ukulele workshops with the artists follow on Monday down the street at Dusty Strings—uke can do it too! Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, 7:30 p.m. $20. 21 and over. JM