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The Dodos

8 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, at Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $15 (206-709-9442 or With Springtime Carnivore, Posse

At first, the defining aspect of The Dodos, a San Francisco folk-rock duo, was how percussive its songs were. Logan Kroeber’s played his drums frantically and Meric Long’s guitar was highly rhythmic.

Their more recent material, including the single from forthcoming album “Dividid,” sounds more like middle-of-the-road indie rock, but the group is a reliably solid live act.



7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $44 (206-784-4849 or With The Minus 5

Wilco songwriter Jeff Tweedy set out to make a solo record, but when his teenage son Spencer went from drumming on demo tracks to helping the songs take shape, it became a collaboration between father and son. The resulting album, “Sukierae,” is the familiar sort of rootsy Americana that Wilco fans have come to expect from Jeff Tweedy, and the duo enlists a touring back to play the music live.


Dead Moon

9 p.m. Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, at Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., Seattle; $20–$25 (206-324-8005 or With Girl Trouble

These two shows from long-running Portland punk band Dead Moon mark the official return of live music to Chop Suey, which shut down in January amid an ownership change. The venue maintained its name and decor (though not without controversy) and, most important, talent buyer Jodi Ecklund, whose booking choices helped define what the club was about.



6:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $85 (206-381-7555 OR

Even though it’s a multi-billion-dollar industry, EDM must collectively have a tiny design budget. Nearly every DJ on the bill for Lucky, one of several seasonal-themed dance music shows put on by USC Events, has a logo that would work better on an energy drink can or a T-shirt for mixed martial-arts enthusiasts. Headliners are veteran house producer Steve Angello and North American dubstep duo Zed’s Dead.


Dave B and Ugly Frank

8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., Seattle; $12–$15 (360-956-8372 or With Tele Fresco, Young Vlad, Wilt Gamberlain

Both headliners here are some of the more promising rappers from the Seattle area, and they work with contrasting styles. Dave B raps freely (his cadence sometimes recalls Chance the Rapper) over smooth, jazz-inflected instrumentals; Ugly Frank, both in his solo work and with talented Tacoma rap crew ILLFIGHTYOU, is considerably more street-oriented and aggressive.


Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea

7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at The Paramount, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $41.25–$81.25 (360-467-5520 or

Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea are both living legends and some of the finest jazz musicians of the past 50 years. But in addition to technical virtuosity—of which both have plenty—the two pianists reached the top of their profession by refusing to yield to tradition; both have dabbled in electronic music.


Trash Talk

8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Seattle; $16 (206-709-9442 or With Ratking, Lee Bannon

Since 2012, hardcore punk band Trash Talk has had the distinction of being the only rock act signed to Odd Future Records, the rap collective’s record label. It’s a pairing that makes sense when you think about it (both groups share a love of aggressive music and skate culture), but the Sacramento band has been making fast, mean punk since 2005.


Widespread Panic

6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at The Paramount, 911 Pine St., Seattle; $41.25 (360-467-5520 or

Georgia’s Widespread Panic is the sort of band that’s widely ignored in popular culture but has a larger, more avid fanbase than most musicians could fathom. (For whatever reason, jam bands tend to inspire that sort of dedication.) Rooted in the Southern rock tradition of the Allman Brothers but incorporating a number of worldly influences, the band is—true to form—known for its marathon concerts.


Robyn Hitchcock

7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at The Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle; $22 (360-723-0088 or With Emma Swift

For his latest album “The Man Upstairs,” British songwriter Robyn Hitchcock combines five original songs with covers of The Doors, Roxy Music, The Psychedelic Furs and more. The common thread between all this disparate material is Hitchcock’s cutting voice and natural gift for storytelling.


Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique

8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at The Showbox, 1426 First Ave., Seattle; $25–$28 (206-628-3151 or

Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique are both technical gifted rappers from New York and are hailed for their lyricism and activism (this tour is known as “The People’s Champs” tour). Recently, Kweli’s fundraiser for a defense fund for Ferguson protestors raised nearly five times its goal, and Tech has offered takes on everything from Iggy Azalea to “American Sniper.”