WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Covenant Emerging from Europe's electronic-music scene in the mid-'80s, this Swedish band combines synth-pop and industrial music. With The Break Up, Vertical Section. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, elcorazonseattle.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv./$20 DOS.
Dieter Moebius It's rare to find a 68-year-old as influential as this Swiss-born experimental musician, a major innovator in electronic and ambient music. Brian Eno once called Moebius' krautrock band Harmonia "the world's most important rock band." With Wobbly. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 8 p.m. $10.
Scruffalo This grungy Ellensburg band is composed entirely of students from Central Washington University. With Blackburn. JewelBox/Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 10 p.m. $5.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Corespondents Misspelled name aside (is it supposed to be a pun?), this local five-piece plays instrumental Western music with a proggy twist. With Lonesome Shack, Jon Pontrello. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8 p.m. $10.
Dillon Warnek & The Dismal Tide A Stranger Here, Warnek's sophomore album, is ruminative folk music with a intimately familiar feeling. With Whitney Ballen & the Intimates, Tim Mechling. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640, conorbyrnepub.com. 9 p.m. $7.
Michael Dean Damron The frontman of I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch in the House, Damron's solo material is stripped-down country in the vein of Steve Earle. With Chris McFarland. Slim's Last Chance, 5606 First Ave. S., 762-7900, slimslastchance.com. 9 p.m.
Prom Queen On the aptly named Night Sound, Seattle artist Leeni crafts gothic, vintage-sounding '60s pop. With Teeter Totter, Kate Davis. JewelBox/Rendezvous. 10 p.m. $5.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Autumn Electric The latest from this local folk-rock group is June's Make Me a Tree, the profits from which will be donated to grief-recovery centers in Seattle and Wenatchee. With Not Amy. Conor Byrne. 9 p.m. $7.
Breton Former labelmates of minimalist dubstep artists James Blake and Mount Kimbie, this British electronic five-piece takes a similarly left-field approach to its sound. Other People's Problems, released in April, ranges from glossy grooves to glitch freak-outs. With Michna. Barboza. 7 p.m. $8.
Fascination Nation A distinct figure on the local scene, Seattle songwriter Michael Stegner delivers his stories in the old-timey language of piano folk, with the oddball charm of Randy Newman. With Lost Dogma, the Bourbonites. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com 9:30 p.m. $6 adv./ $8 DOS.
Neema This hardworking Seattle artist has hustled his way into local consciousness, but the real draw tonight is undercard Eighty 4 Fly, whose latest full-length, Colors, finds an MC on the rise. With Heather Gin, Dirtay. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $7.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Buckethead Is there anything cooler than a stellar guitarist who wears a KFC bucket on his head, a Michael Myers mask on his face, and was once a member of GN'R? Yes, but it's still pretty cool. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $21. All ages.
Dillon Francis This 24-year-old DJ/producer, who proclaims to love "pissing off your Mom and Dad (especially if they're hippies)," released his Mad Decent-backed single "Masta Blasta (The Rebirth)" in July and sold out this show so fast that Neumos added a second date for the following night. With Flosstradamus. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. Sold out; tickets for Sun., Sept. 16 still available for $17. All ages.
Flobots This Denver alternative hip-hop group scored a minor modern-rock radio hit in 2008 with "Handlebars." With Astronautalis, Forrest Day. El Corazon. 8 p.m. $13 adv./$15 DOS. All ages.
Gaytheist Part of Good to Die Records' deep roster of Northwest punk and metal talent, Portland band Gaytheist released the blitzkrieg Stealth Beats last month. They'll play with labelmates Deadkill and Monogamy Party at this show. With Battle Stations. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $8.
Menomena Moms, the forthcoming fifth album from this Portland band, feels like a release of long-built tension. Former keyboardist Brent Knopf left last year, ending the near-constant infighting that marred their most recent tour in 2010. As a result, Moms is the most relaxed Menomena record to date, but it retains the group's fractured pop ingenuity. Sonic Boom Records, 2209 N.W. Market St., 297-2666, sonicboomrecords.com. 3 p.m. Free. All ages.
The Triple Sixes After putting out a five-song EP three years ago, this raucous hardcore punk band released its self-titled debut earlier this year. With Bigfoot Accelerator, Dead Man, C-Leb & The Kettle Black. Slim's Last Chance. 2 p.m. $5.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Earphunk This New Orleans jam band's newest release is the creatively titled Extended Play Vol. 1 EP. With TubaLuba. Nectar Lounge. 8 p.m. $7.
Lost Lander Currently touring behind their debut album DRRT, this Portland band recently performed at their hometown's flagship museum, OMSI. With Royal Canoe, Bright White Lightning. Tractor Tavern. 8:30 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
The Pauses This Orlando, Fla., experimental group's latest endeavor is a split 12" with like-minded rockers Great Deceivers. With Thee Emergency. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $6.
Trasholes This Gig Harbor duo plays fuzzy, rough-around-the-edges garage rock. With Bigfoot Wallace, Shogun Barbi, Mole Asses. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com.8 p.m. $5. All ages.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Blind Photographers This week's Flaunt! (Chop Suey's free Tuesday-night concert series) is headlined by local synth-pop duo Avery Friday and RC Brown, who released a catchy self-titled freEP earlier this summer. With Clutch Douglass, Animals in Cars. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. Free.
Kongos The four Kongos brothers—Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Danny—grew up in South Africa and blend rock with that country's music. With Sage Redman, Chad Knight. High Dive. 8 p.m. $6.
Sondre Lerche This year has seen two releases from the Norwegian songwriter: his self-titled seventh album, out in June, and BOOTLEGS, a live album released Sept. 4. With Fancy Colors. Crocodile. 8 p.m. $15.