WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Post Madonna Combing knotty math-rock passages with smooth vocal harmonies, this local band's sound is maximalist and unpredictable. With Chastity Belt, Dear Mister Manager. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $7.
Type A! This 16-piece revue performs covers of classics ranging from funk ("Brick House") to soul ("What's Goin' On?") to hip-hop ("Hot in Herre"). Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 7:30 p.m. $15. All ages.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29
Heels to the Hardwood This recently formed Americana-influenced rock trio headlines an EP release show for like-minded four-piece Lanford Black. With Midnight Salvage Co. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 8:30 p.m. $6.
The Hoot Hoots This local power-pop quartet, featuring brothers Adam and Chris Prairie, is celebrating the release of their joyous new EP, Feel the Cosmos. With The Jesus Rehab, Friends and Family. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, thebarboza.com. 8 p.m. $10.
Jeff Fielder & Keith Lowe Voted Seattle Weekly's Best Musical Utility Player of 2012, guitar man Fielder (Sera Cahoone, Shannon Stephens, and others) teams up with Lowe (bass player for BRAD, Wayne Horowitz, and others) for a set as the city's finest session cats. With DreamWreck, Strange Jerome. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. $6.
Said the Whale In its nine-year history, Canada's Juno Award for "Best New Musical Group" has hardly found the next Arcade Fire. While hardcore acts Theory of a Deadman and Alexisonfire have had moderate success, the others are relative unknowns. With their pleasant indie-pop sound, Vancouver's Said the Whale, winners in 2011, could break this trend. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $11. All ages.
Skerik's Bandalabra The latest endeavor from the titular jazz saxophonist features experimental, psychedelic grooves and a backing band comprising local jazz heavyweights Andy Coe, Evan Flory-Barnes, and D'Vonne Lewis. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $10.
The Sweet Dominiques Their Reverb Nation bio says their sound is "perfect for drinking cold beers in warm weather!" Luckily, you can usually drink until your nerves can't tell the temperature, so you can rock out regardless! With Arkansas and the River Bandits, Judd Wasserman Band, Bret Phillips & The Working Class Disease. Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $7.
Turbo Fruits Fronted by former Be Your Own Pet guitarist Jonas Stein, Nashville's Turbo Fruits haven't released a full-length album in more than three years, opting instead for several split 7-inches with hometown bands like Bad Cop and Pujol. With White Lung, Dream Salon. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $10.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Blue Scholars Though Geo and Sabzi are notorious multitaskers, with both juggling several projects, the hip-hop duo has found time to piece together a short fall tour in support of last summer's Cinémetropolis. With Don't Talk to the Cops, Brothers From Another. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. $17.50 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.
Daydream Vacation In June, producer David Einmo (Head Like a Kite) and vocalist Asya (Smoosh) released Dare Seize the Fire, a collection of smooth, beat-driven electropop. The breakneck garage rock of openers Pony Time makes an incongruous pairing. Vera Project. 7:30 p.m. $11. All ages.
Dick Dale With the amount of rain we've been getting, you might have to hang ten down to the Croc to see the King of the Surf Guitar. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, 441-4618, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $20. All ages.
Dom Kennedy Following up last year's From the Westside With Love II, Kennedy has released two mixtapes in 2012, full of his especially laid-back take on West Coast hip-hop. With Ty Dolla $ign, Niko-G4, Audio Push. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $20 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.
Kinski This veteran local rock band is set to release its first album since 2007 early next year. With Low Hums, General Motors. Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., 675-9116, bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com. 9:30 p.m. $6.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
Autumn Electric On June's Make Me a Tree, this local group plays folk rock with a higher-than-typical level of pop sensibility. With Buffalo Jones, Johnny Unicorn. Blue Moon Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $6.
Jherek Bischoff A producer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist, Bischoff specializes in orchestral music, and has collaborated with artists as varied as David Byrne, Xiu Xiu, and Parenthetical Girls. The Moore, 1931 Second Ave., 467-5510, stgpresents.com. 7 p.m. $17.50. All ages.
Massy Ferguson Massey Ferguson is a reliable tractor brand, while Massy Ferguson is a Son Volt-y country-rock band. Both are hardy, straightforward, and satisfying, like pizza and beer on a Saturday night—with a tequila tray if you're feeling particularly bulletproof. Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Ctr. Rd. N.E., Bainbridge Island, 842-2814. 8 p.m. $12.
Ravenna Woods The band fronted by Chris Cunnningham has had a productive year, adding a new member (multi-instrumentalist Sam Miller) and completing its forthcoming sophomore album, The Jackals. KEXP's Audioasis is putting on this show, which benefits climate-change advocacy nonprofit Climate Solutions. With Kithkin, SHiPS. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $7 adv./$8 DOS.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2
Eluveitie Most metal bands don't boast hurdy-gurdy and bagpipe players or write songs in the dead language of the Gauls, but most metal bands aren't this Swiss eight-piece. With Winter Sun, Varg. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, elcorazonseattle.com. 7 p.m. $20 adv./$23 DOS. All ages.
The Round With 90 iterations and counting, Fremont Abbey's "The Round" concert series—which includes simultaneous performances of (usually folk) music, poetry, and visual art—is becoming ubiquitous. The annual "Winter Round" is held at the Triple Door, and all proceeds benefit Abbey Arts programs. With Pretty Broken Things, The Cellar Door, iLow. Triple Door. 7:30 p.m. $14 adv./$16 DOS. All ages.
Screens This West Seattle quartet combines skittering electronic beats with breathy vocals from Allison Tulloss. With Luxe Canyon and Wiscon. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $5.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 3
The Dangerous Summer Named for a Hemingway novel, these Warped Tour favorites and Hopeless Records signees are touring behind their second full-length, last year's War Paint. With Young London, Matt Bacnis, Home Alone. El Corazon. 7 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS. All ages.
Simian Mobile Disco The British house and techno duo of DJs James Ford and Jas Shaw are currently on a world tour in support of their sprawling third album, Unpatterns. With JDH, Dave P. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $18.50.
Sindios This local black-metal band headlines this edition of the 2 Bit Saloon's weekly "Metal Monday" showcase. With Beast of the Sky, Swine Grinder. 4818 17th Ave. N.W., 708-6917, the2bitsaloon.com. 9 p.m. $5.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4
Deck the Hall Ball The End's annual holiday-themed megaconcert always has its fair share of schlock—this year it's a race to the bottom between electro-rawk bros AWOLNATION and folk reappropriators the Lumineers. The highlights, however, are worth the ticket price. Most notable is M83, whose Bumbershoot performance in this same venue proved its status as an arena-level headliner. With the Killers, Passion Pit, Grouplove, Of Monsters and Men, The Joy Formidable. KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., 684-7200, seattlecenter.com. 3 p.m. $47.70–$127.70. All ages.
Jelly Bread Fronted by pedal steel player Dave Berry, this group plays funk music that clearly hearkens back to the genre's James Brown–led heyday. Fun fact: Per the Reverb Nation charts, they're currently Reno's #1 band in the "Other" genre. With Caffeine Trio. Nectar Lounge. 8 p.m. $5 adv./$7 DOS.