Wild Cub brings its sparkling electro-pop to the Sunset on Tuesday.
Green and Shapiro.
Following the dissolution of his "anti-folk" duo the Moldy Peaches, New York singer/songwriter Adam Green has kept himself occupied exhibiting his paintings and drawings, shooting a feature film with an iPhone, and releasing a steady stream of quirky solo albums. Now he's collaborating again, this time with Los Angeles vocalist Binki Shapiro. She's best known for playing in Fabrizio Moretti's breezy pop trio Little Joy; also something of an indie-girl style icon, she has an entire blog—Fuck Yeah, Binki Shapiro—devoted to her. Adam Green & Binki Shapiro, the duo's first LP, is drawing apt comparisons to the romantic '60s tunes of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. It's irresistibly sweet and sunny, a throwback to a time when great pop really did sound simple and uncomplicated. With Pete Hanks. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. 8 p.m. $13. ERIN K. THOMPSON
Caleb Klauder Country Band/Saturday, February 9
From folky fiddle tunes to square-dance polkas, if it's Americana you crave, Caleb Klauder can serve you in short order. The Portland-based Orcas Island native made a name as a shaggy-haired member of the '90s roots-rock band Calobo, but the bandleader has long since ditched those locks for a clean cut and even cleaner country sounds. As frontman for Foghorn Stringband, member of the accordion-spiked Cajun Country Revival, and half of a country duo with vocalist Reeb Willms, Klauder is an attentive steward of traditional country music, and his dusty twang and wholesome good looks certainly don't hurt. Like a cold beer with all that country? Klauder can peel off a jingle for his own brew, too (Caleb's Country Kolsch), but at Conor Byrne you'll just have to settle for a Manny's. With Country Dave and His Pickin' Crew. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640. 9 p.m. $10. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT
Dancing on the Valentine/Saturday, February 9
This annual benefit organized by Seattle leukemia survivor Jenny George—with a name pulled from the lyrics of her favorite band, Duran Duran—is a fun way to raise a ton of money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, helping victims to beat their illnesses into pathetic heaps of forgotten disease. For this eighth edition, exciting local musicians cover '80s goth darlings The Cure—a great choice, for reasons both onomastic and musical. With Adra Boo, Daniel G. Harmann & The Trouble Starts, Erik Blood, Fox and the Law, Gibraltar, Head Like a Kite, Hotels, Lesli Wood, Jupe Jupe, NighTraiN, Panama Gold, The Grizzled Mighty, Vox Mod, DJ Mike Steve. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442. 8 p.m. $15. TODD HAMM
Wild Cub/Monday, February 11
This Nashville duo, Keegan DeWitt and Jeremy Bullock, creates sparkling, vivacious electro-pop, as heard on their eclectic 2012 debut album, Youth. (Their sophisticated touch can also be heard on their smooth, elegant cover of UK R&B singer Jessie Ware's "Running.") DeWitt, also a film composer, brings his affinity for visuals to Wild Cub; seven of Youth's 13 songs have received video treatment. Most are moody, vintage-looking clips—one couple makes out in a car while fireworks go off, another drives through the night arguing—that well reflect the music's sleek enchantment. With Escondido, Prism Tats. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880. 8 p.m. $7. ERIN K. THOMPSON
Cam'ron/Tuesday, February 12
The legacy of Harlem rapper Cam'ron is complex: He co-founded the influential crew the Diplomats (aka Dipset), made smash commercial hits like "Oh Boy" and "Hey Ma," found his way onto the big screen (Paid in Full), feuded with practically everyone he's ever worked with, and popularized the moronic, homophobic phrase "No homo." Through it all, though, Cameron Giles has remained extremely popular with a fairly broad audience, satisfying the public's thirst for his hyper-arrogant gun threats and lavish tales of his flamboyant lifestyle. With Nacho Picasso, DJ D Look. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618. 8 p.m. $25. TODD HAMM