WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Black Hills This new band features Erin Tate of Minus the Bear and members of The Lonely Forest, the Quiet Ones, and Argo; their first track, "Messengers of the North," is twangy acoustic rock, breezy but with an ominous undercurrent. With Hustle & Drone, Ships. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, thebarboza.com. 8 p.m. $5.
Hawthorne Heights Currently at work on a trilogy of EPs, these mid-'00s emo stalwarts are still going strong. With Forever Came Calling, Failsafe, Moneta, Striking Back. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 6:30 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS. All ages.
Out on the Streets On April's We Buy Gold EP, this local group plays energetic, punk-inflected dance rock. Tonight's show is a benefit for the families of the Cafe Racer shooting victims. With Rat City Ruckus, Warning: Danger, Klondike Kate. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $7.
Radio Moscow This psychedelic blues trio's most recent release was 2011's The Great Escape of Leslie Magnafuzz. With the Dirty Streets, Ancient Warlocks, Antique Scream. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8 p.m. $12.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Balkan Beat Box This gypsy-punk group's sound (and energetic live show) bears a resemblance to the bands its members used to play in, Gogol Bordello and Firewater. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $20.
Bass Drum of Death This fairly pummeling garage-rock duo out of Oxford, Miss., is signed to Fat Possum; as with any good pummeling, though, you might not remember much about them afterward. With DZ Deathrays, The Grizzled Mighty. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9:30 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.
James Apollo To record his latest album, the baroque-pop-leaning Little War, Little Less, Apollo ventured to an old barn in the Cascade Mountains and enlisted Damien Jurado as a producer. With Autumn Electric, Pocket Panda. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $10.
Kid Ink Los Angeles' young, tattoo-clad rapper clumsily follows the Auto-Tuned rap/sing blueprint laid down (much better) by mainstream artists like Drake, but this ticket is worth buying to catch rising Tacoma star Clemm Rishad open. With Pries Gkhan, Rookie Snow, Fame. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $18. All ages.
Mates of State This husband-and-wife duo doles out sweetly melodic indie pop on last year's Mountaintops, their seventh album. With the Stepkids. Tractor Tavern. 9 p.m. $16 adv./$18 DOS. (Also Friday, June 29.)
FRIDAY, JUNE 29
The Arzelia Jones Experience Former American Idol contestant Jones teams with soul-and-funk revue Soul Provider for a whirlwind tour of the '60s and '70s. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 8 p.m. $17 adv./$20 DOS.
Jak's Team Absolute MusicFest The '80s skate gang known as the Jaks are throwing a music festival to celebrate their 25th anniversary—essentially a good excuse to get together, catch up, and party like in the old days. With AFC, Class of 1984, the Skate Drunks, the Burns, Sledgeback. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400, thefunhouseseattle.com. 9:30 p.m. $6. (Through July 4.)
Quinn Deveaux This Bay Area songwriter/guitarist leads a six-piece band that plays New Orleans jazz and early blues. With Dillon Warnek. Skylark, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., 935-2111, skylarkcafe.com. 8 p.m. $5.
Young Empires This Toronto band specializes in go-for-broke indie rock that's unapologetically grandiose, if somewhat generic. With HUMANS. Vera Project. 7:30 p.m. $11 adv./$13 DOS. All ages.
SATURDAY, JUNE 30
An Amiable Medley Lo-fi and confessional, AAM is a project of songwriter Thor Brinsfield, who will celebrate his 21st birthday at this show. With Bright White Lightning, A Locket, Charms. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 9 p.m. $5.
Disco Cowboys This local cover band takes '70s disco staples and turns them into swing-danceable country songs. With John Hamhock and the Rooster Run. Skylark. 8 p.m. $5.
Lemolo The local dream-pop two-piece has a new album, The Kaleidoscope, and a coveted spot in the ultra-hip Doe Bay Fest lineup. With Radiation City, Kaylee Cole, Yet. Columbia City Theater. 9 p.m. $10 adv.
Tubaluba On its self-titled album, this local brass band melds funk and New Orleans jazz. With Philly's Phunkestra, Fruition. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $7 adv./$10 DOS.
Kim Virant Local singer/songwriter Virant's electro-tinged folk-pop recalls Fiona Apple's. With Susan Ruth Robkin, Brian Marshall, Jeff Fielder. Triple Door. 8 p.m. $15. All ages.
SUNDAY, JULY 1
The Country Lips This self-described "outlaw country" group's songs are requisitely twangy and, due to its eight members, surprisingly textured. With This Blinding Light, the Lonesome Billies, DJ Alicia Amiri. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $5 adv.
Maeve Gilchrist Scottish harpist Gilchrist will be joined by fiddler Duncan Wickel for this rare West Coast performance. With Aruvius Thud. Rendezvous. 7 p.m. $5 adv.
Super Natural This occasionally political San Francisco quartet blends folk with '60s rock. With Olivia Mancini, Monokino, Sweet Secrets. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. $6.
MONDAY, JULY 2
Blessed Curse These Northern California heavy-metal bros released their self-titled debut album in April. With Apothesary. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, elcorazonseattle.com. 7:30 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS. All ages.
Bottlecap Boys This Portland-based quartet plays bluegrass-inflected, harmony-laden folk. With Jasper Tollefson, Horsefly. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $5.
TUESDAY, JULY 3
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Best known for her cover-turned-karaoke classic "I Love Rock 'n' Roll," Jett hasn't released an album since 2006's Sinner. Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 S.E. North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, 425-888-1234, snocasino.com. 7 p.m. $25–$125.
Wil Campa Y Su Gran Union Thanks to the Obama administration's more relaxed travel restrictions, Cuban bandleader Campa was able to tour the U.S. for the first time last year. With DJ Baracoa. Nectar Lounge. 9 p.m. $15.