Opening for Stale Birth’s free improvisations, Seattle guitarist Bill Horist could hedge toward the noise-y side of things for his set. But considering that no approach to music is beyond his reach—Horist’s as likely to work in jazz as avant-styles or acoustic-based music—anything and everything’s on the table. With Double Ganger. Lo-Fi, 429 Eastlake Ave. E., 254-2824, thelofi.net. 8 p.m. $7. 21 and up. DAVE CANTOR
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For most punk bands, doing an acoustic tour would seem odd. But X aren’t most punk bands. The Los Angeles quartet has always had a wider sonic palette than most of its contemporaries, serving up a rockabilly/punk hybrid that predated the alt-country tag by 20 years. All four original members will participate in tonight’s all-acoustic set. With Folk Uke. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 8 p.m. $50 adv./$60 front row. Through Thurs. DAVE LAKE
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so (and I’m not bagging on rocks, but that seems pretty silly), you are probably familiar with one of the buzziest bands around, Lake Street Dive. If you aren’t, then you should check them out right now. With a sound that covers everything from smoldering pop-soul to jazz that swings like nobody’s business to classic R&B and Brit rock, it’s no wonder people are falling in love with this band left and right. Its new album, Bad Self Portraits, is the good-time record of 2014 you deserve. Go treat yourself. With Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band. Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N., 548-2688, zoo.org/zootunes. 6 p.m. $25. All ages. BRIAN PALMER