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April 6

Get to the point

Primarily known as an instrumental band, Seattle quartet Kinski is stepping up its punk-pop game with its latest album “Cosy Moments,” which features more singing than usual. Songs include “Conflict Free Diamonds,” a hard-hitting tune that features a couple of neat vocal lines in unexpected places, and “Last Day on Earth,” a semi-blistering grunge-meets-garage rocker. These guys and gal would make any Foo Fighter fan happy, not to mention Sonic Youth.

Kinski, Mark McGuire, 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, Bunk Bar, 1028 S.E. Water Ave., No. 130. Info: 503-894-9708, www.bunkbar.com.

April 7

They touched you once

When Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark played here in 2011, you could barely move in the packed house, and it was clear from the members’ faces they were deeply moved by the huge turnout. Boistered by their loyal fan base, the beloved Brits are about to release a new album, “English Electric.” It contains the same winning combination of futuristic synthesizer sounds coupled with old-school, late 1950s/early ‘60s doo-wop and Phil Spector-like melodies that made OMD famous. Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper will be reunited for this tour.

OMD, Diamond Rings, Sunday, April 7, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N.E. Russell St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 21 and older. $27 in advance, $29 day of show. Info: 503-284-8686, www.wonderballroom.com.

April 9

Knock 'em dead Dublin

Dublin, Ireland’s Little Green Cars are creating folk-gospel-rock that flawlessly combines male and female vocals in harmony heaven, often sounding like a church choir fronting a tight little rock ‘n’ roll band. At times, they almost come off like one of those idealistic 1960s folkie outfits, at other times they’re thoroughly contemporary, using effects and mixes to create a compressed steady sound that is about as pleasant and as powerful as anything you’ve ever heard. They’re touring to promote their debut “Absolute Zero.”

Little Green Cars, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, Music Millennium, 3158 E. Burnside St. Free. All ages. Info: 503-231-8926, musicmillennium.com.

Little Green Cars, The Young Evils, 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, Doug Fir, 830 E. Burnside St. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Info: 503-231-WOOD, www.dougfirlounge.com

‘Round town

Portlands jazzy, funky Trio Subtonic shares the stage with indie jazz outfit Ocular Concern at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, The Blue Monk, 3341 S.E. Belmont St. $7. Info: 503-595-0575, thebluemonk.com.

Slabtown, 1033 N.W. 16th Ave., will stage its first “Slabtown Grrrl Front,” an all-ages festival for the female rocker in all of us. The lineup includes La Pump, Baby And Bukowski, Me & My Ego, Tiny Hearts, Havania Whaal, We Are/She Is and Delaney & Paris. 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. $7. Info: 971-229-1455, www.slabtown bar.net.