WEDNESDAY, MAY 16
Buffalo Death Beam This folk-rock group's gentle harmonies wouldn't sound out of place in Ballard, but BDB formed when its members were students at WSU. With Yarn, Red Heart Alarm. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $8.
Confetti Kids A retro-leaning pop-rock four-piece replete with boy/girl vocals. With Joyfield, Smiley Faces. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. $6.
Shotty These local rockers combine '90s alt-rock with '80s new-wave sensibilities. With Hot Seat, the Archelons. JewelBox/Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 10 p.m. $5.
THURSDAY, MAY 17
The Grizzled Mighty This duo, featuring drummer Whitney Petty, formerly of Deerhunter, plays grimy blues-rock that recalls the Black Keys' early work. With Dead Ship Sailing, Sugar Sugar Sugar. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $8. All ages.
The Jefferson Rose Band This instrumental six-piece melds genres as disparate as Latin, jazz, Afrobeat, and reggae. With Thione Diop, Yeke Yeke. Nectar, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $7.
Kevin Eubanks Quartet The former Tonight Show bandleader and award-winning composer released his most recent album, Soul Food, in late 2010. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. 7:30 p.m. $26.50. (Also 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun.)
Luc & the Lovingtons This earnest world music/reggae project counts Jason Mraz, who covered their "The Freedom Song," among their fans. With Project Lionheart, Rogers Thriftway. Tractor Tavern. 9 p.m. $8.
The Washover Fans This quartet fits snugly into Seattle's current musical zeitgeist, playing rootsy music with pretty harmonies. They aren't reinventing any wheels, but the ones they're spinning sound quite lovely. Triple Door Musicquarium, 216 Union St., 838-4333. 5 p.m. Free.
FRIDAY, MAY 18
Barcelona The British Academy of Sound Therapy ranked this local band's "Please Don't Go" as one of the top 10 most relaxing songs, alongside tunes by Coldplay, Adele, and Enya. With Motopony, Lucas Field. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 9 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS.
DROP Two producers of smart foot-shuffling, finger-snapping house tunes, Agaric and [A]ppendics Shuffle, headline Sweatbox and Innreflight's latest Drop monthly at Lo-Fi. Expect an exceptionally warm and friendly dance floor. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave. E., 254-2824, thelofi.net. 9 p.m. $13.
Jarv Dee The local rapper's album-release show will feature a guest appearance from Nacho Picasso. With Kris Kasanova, Kung Foo Grip, Steezie Nasa. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $10. All ages.
Youthbitch The PDX punks' latest album is the repetitively titled Youthbitch Youthbitch Youthbitch Youthbitch Youthbitch. With No Tomorrow Boys, Si Si Si. Rendezvous.10 p.m. $5.
SATURDAY, MAY 19
Ryan Leslie The R&B artist and producer is set to release his third full-length, Les Is More, early next month; his previous effort, 2009's Transition, was nominated for a Grammy. With Radar. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. 8 p.m. $35.
Massy Ferguson Fittingly named after a farm-equipment company, this band deals in blue-collar Americana. With Old Tinder. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 7 p.m. $10 adv.
Nightrain This local quartet's straightforward melodies and dance-rock rhythms are set to carry this bill toward a good time. With Mongrel Blood, The Revolutionary Hydra. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 10 p.m. $8.
Kottonmouth Kings Having released an album almost every year since their 1998 inception, these potheads are the undisputed kings of white-boy stoner hip-hop. With Twiztid, Blaze, Big B. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312, studioseven.us. 7 p.m. $24 adv./ $27 DOS. All ages.
The Quick & Easy Boys This Portland three-piece blends garage rock with R&B and psychedelia. With Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Januariez. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $8.
SUNDAY, MAY 20
Ben Fisher Busker extraordinaire/UW student Fisher will release his second full-length, Roanoke, at this show. With Whitney Ballen, Josh Morrison. Columbia City Theater. 8 p.m. $8.
The Requisite The local indie rockers play a show to benefit ovarian cancer research. With the Springboards, DJ Noise. Nectar. 3 p.m. $15.
Sick Kids XOXO This Missoula, Mont., five-piece strives for the grandiose pop-rock stylings of Florence and the Machine or the Killers. With Badwater Fire Company. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $7.
MONDAY, MAY 21
Golden Gardens David Lynch is listed among this local group's influences, which seems highly appropriate based on their overtly gothic take on shoegaze and dream-pop. With Jetman Jet Team, Your City Sleeps. High Dive. 8 p.m. $6.
Metal Monday This week's installment of the 2 Bit Saloon's celebration of all things dark and wonderful features black-metal favorites Baal Beryth, Chemical Castration, and Grave Desecration. If you've ever wanted to mingle with some of the local scene's most ferocious players, this is your chance. 2 Bit Saloon, 4818 17th Ave., 708-6917, the2bitsaloon.com. 9 p.m. $5.
We Are Serenades Adam Olenius' current project bears a great deal of sonic resemblance to his best-known one, wan indie-pop band Shout Out Louds. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $10. All ages.
TUESDAY, MAY 22
Bad Veins This Cincinnati rock two-piece is touring behind April's tautly poppy The Mess We've Made. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10.
Best Coast Beach-rocker Bethany Cosentino is touring in support of her highly anticipated second LP, the Jon Brion–produced The Only Place. The rowdy Orrall siblings of Nashville's JEFF the Brotherhood open. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $18 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.
The Do Wrongs Loud, liquor-soaked garage punk with a dash of blues thrown in the mix. With Sir Coyler & the Asthmatics, Doctor & the Birds, Aim Lows. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $6.