WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
The Deer Tracks The Swedish duo of David Lehnberg and Elin Lindfors is touring behind the final installment of The Archer Trilogy,>"/>
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20
The Deer Tracks The Swedish duo of David Lehnberg and Elin Lindfors is touring behind the final installment of The Archer Trilogy, a varied collection of Knife-esque electronica recorded in 2010. With Magic Wands, Fey Moth. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 7:30 p.m. $8.
Mouse on Mars This longtime dancetronica outfit is coming off last year's energetic glitch-club Parastrophics with a full head of steam. With Matmos, Horse Lords. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442. 8 p.m. $17 adv. 21 and over.
SpaceWaster A self-described "progressive funk metal" group, this local trio more or less lives up to that tag—think noisy breakdowns, shifting time signatures, and lots of slap bass. With Sioux City Pete & the Beggars, The Co.Incedense. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 10 p.m. $5.
Wintergrass '13 Launch Party Wintergrass is a four-day American acoustic-music festival that will take place at a hotel in Bellevue at the end of the month; this kickoff event features a variety of bluegrass and roots-music acts. With Pickled Okra, Barleywine Revue, the Howdy Boys, Blueberry Hill. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 6 p.m. $5 adv./$7 DOS.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Chastity Belt headlines this well-curated lineup of off-kilter rock, their bare-bones punk nicely complementing the fuzzed-out garage-pop of Blooper and Neighbors as well as Marvelous Good Fortune's fairy-prog keyboard odysseys. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $8.
Crazy Eyes On their Book EP, this local punk group combines bluesy riffage with scuzzy '90s guitar fuzz. With So Pitted, Health Problems. Highline, 210 Broadway Ave E., 328-7837, highlineseattle.com. 9 p.m. $7.
Spring the Trap This melodic metal group headlines a fantastically named headliner/undercard pairing: an underwater tiger, a ninja turtle, and a ninja tiger would indeed be quite the trap to spring. With The Underwater Tiger, Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. $6.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
& Yet is the elaborate chamber-rock project of songwriter Dane Ueland, featuring carefully ornamented folk songs played by a seven-piece band. With J. Wong, Tomo Nakayama, Lydia Ramsey. Columbia City Theater. 8:30 p.m. $8.
Camper Van Beethoven Icons of the '80s underground, when the phrase "college rock" actually meant something, David Lowery's singular rock group is celebrating its 30th anniversary as well as the release of La Costa Perdida, its eighth album. With Casey Neill & the Norway Rats. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9:30 p.m. $15 adv./$18 DOS.
Red Jacket Mine This soul-influenced power-pop group will release Someone Else's Cake, its third LP (and first on Fin Records) at this show. With Tripwires, Hearts Are Thugs. High Dive. 9:30 p.m. $8.
Seattle Pacific University Wind Symphony At their winter concert, SPU's premier wind ensemble performs, among other works, the "Symphony no. 1" by Johan de Meij, inspired by The Lord of the Rings. First Free Methodist Church, 281-2205, spu.edu. 7:30 p.m. Free. All ages.
STS9 Atlanta's instrumental "jamtronica" band has become a major touring attraction for good reason: In addition to a decade's worth of genre-splicing albums, the band's live show is as much a visual experience as an auditory one. With Russ Liquid. Showbox Sodo, 1700 First Ave. S., 888-929-7849. 7:30 p.m. $25.50 adv./$30 DOS.
The West Seattle's The West hasn't invented a new genre or put too much of a new spin on an existing one, but they will make you dance. With Out on the Streets. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442. 8 p.m. $8 adv. 21 and over.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23
Grave Babies Crusher, the debut full-length on Hardly Art to be released at this show, maintains Grave Babies' penchant for dense, noise-inflected punk songs, while sneaking some warped pop gems amid the chaos. The album is a marginally more polished, lateral move for the band, but its name does capture the pulverizing reputation of Grave Babies' live shows. With Crypts, Vice Device, Youryoungbody. Highline. 9 p.m. $7.
Jasper T. & John Crown Guitarist and songwriter Jasper T., fresh off the release of last month's The Sweet Dark, teams with Tacoma rapper John Crown for this cross-genre collaboration. With Theoretics, Neighbors. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 7 p.m. $10 adv.
Sadistik Continuing his trend of working with forward-thinking beatmakers—he's collaborated with Kid Called Computer and Portland's Emancipator—this local MC's newest effort, Flowers for My Father, features production from frequent Nacho Picasso collaborator Blue Sky Black Death. With The MC Type, Graves 33, the Chicharones. Nectar Lounge. 8 p.m. $6 adv.
Toubab Krewe This Asheville, N.C., five-piece plays Malian folk-rock on traditional instruments. This includes the lute-like kamelengoni and kora, the latter of which boasts an impressive 21 strings. With Mighty High. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Pharaohs of the Sun This local quintet plays expansive, hard-edged modern rock. With Metametric, Key of Solomon. Sunset Tavern. 7:30 p.m. $6.
Sex Mob The New York–based four piece reimagines the circus-like melodies Nino Rota composed for Federico Fellini's iconic soundtracks. 7:30 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS.
The Wailers Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of rock history knows the Wailers' claim to fame: Like The Band, the Crickets, or The E Street Band, they were the backing group for a transcendent musical figure. The trailblazing reggae group has remained active in the 30-plus years since Bob Marley's death, even playing on a #1 country single by Kenny Chesney in 2008. With Roger Steffens. Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 7 p.m. $22.50 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.
Wallpaper Ricky Reed's electro-pop/hip-hop hybrid has earned a record deal with Epic and touring slots with the likes of AWOLNATION and Gym Class Heroes. With Con Bro Chill. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $11. All ages.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25
Allura This Los Angeles metalcore band is a Warped Tour mainstay, and its most recent release was 2011's True Colors. With Laid in Stone, Nordus, Drone Strike. 2 Bit Saloon, 4818 17th Ave. N.W., 708-6917, the2bitsaloon.com. 9 p.m. $7.
Free Funk Union Local jazz fixtures Adam Kessler and D'Vonne Lewis host this weekly collaborative jazz-and-funk event. Triple Door (Musicquarium), 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 8 p.m. Free.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
Indians After a decade of playing in less-successful bands, Søren Løkke Juul, the man behind the art-rock solo project Indians, scored a sudden record deal with 4AD last year on the strength of a few Internet demos. The result of that deal, January's Somewhere Else, is a spare, atmospheric record, combining elements of electronic, rock, and ambient music. With Night Beds, Cat Martino. Barboza. 8 p.m. $12 adv.
Ivan & Alyosha This local folk group has been around since 2007, but they're just now releasing their debut album. All the Times We Had comes out the day of this free in-store. Sonic Boom Records, 2209 N.W. Market St., 297-2666, sonicboomrecords.com. 6 p.m. All ages.
STRFKR Though it'd be a stretch to call them elder statesmen, these Portlanders have proven themselves surprisingly durable since their 2007 inception, gimmicky (and newly vowelless) name and all. This month's Miracle Mile is the electro-pop group's third full-length, and this show kicks off their tour. With Blackbird Blackbird. The Neptune. 7 p.m. $16.50 adv./$18 DOS. All ages.