The title of Jillette Johnson’s debut EP, Whiskey & Frosting, describes her music perfectly. There’s the smooth sweetness one would expect from piano-driven pop, but it’s not without an edge thanks to Johnson’s sharp lyrics. Her debut album, Water in a Whale, full of the same mix of sweet and salty tunes, was released in June. With Camille Bloom and Jordan Lake. Barboza. 7 p.m. $10 adv. 21 and over. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY
Jillette Johnson plays Barboza tonight.
As Tonight Alive’s Jenna McDougall told Seattle Weekly in March, Australian bands have to become successful overseas if they want to make it big Down Under. It’s not always the easiest or cheapest route for an up-and-coming group, but with a number of international tours and two albums—including September’s The Other Side—under its belt, this pop-punk quintet, it’s safe to say, is one Australia is proud to boast of. With The Downtown Fiction, For the Foxes, Echosmith, and the Matt Bacnis Band. El Corazon. 6:15 p.m. $13 adv./$15 DOS. All ages/bar with ID. ACP