Jan. 25

Rockabilly clubbed

by: COURTESY OF J.D. WILKES - J.D. Wilkes and his wife, Jessica, are part of the The Dirt Daubers, and theyll play Bunk Bar on Jan. 25.Psychobilly-meets-roots-rock band J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers are like a gas tank that explodes just because you looked at it the wrong way. With tunes like the manic harmonica-driven “French Harp Hustle,” the femme fatale flavored “You Know I Love You,” and the jump jivin’ “River Song,” this band knocks ‘em out of the sonic ballpark with ill-mannered ease. Formerly of the Legendary Shack Shakers, Wilkes formed the Daubers in 2009 with his wife, Jessica, as well as guitarist Rod Hamdallah and drummer Preston Corn.

J.D. Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Bunk Bar, 128 S.E. Water St. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Info: 503-EAT-BUNK,

My name is ...

DJ-producer and multi-instrumentalist Guillermo Scott Herren, aka Prefuse 73, headlines his Yellow Year Records tour with Nosaj Thing and Falty DL. Herren has more sounds in his head than most major cities have in their streets, as he mixes ambient jazz, trip hop, electronic, metal, noise and acoustic sounds.

Prefuse 73, Nosaj Thing, Falty DL, 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, Holocene, 1001 S.E. Morrison St. $17. Info: 503-239-7639,

Jan. 26

He’ll make a Dent

Eclectic artist Dent May crafts intelligent melodic songs drawing on folk, disco, R&B, psychedelia, country, soul, funk and French pop, and has recently taken a turn toward “existential classicism.” We don’t know what the heck that means any better than you do. But what it sounds like on his third album “Warm Blanket” is pretty cool, pretty neat, warm-hearted stuff that echoes Harry Nilsson. In fact, like Nilsson, May could be writing songs others can cover and turn into hits.

He’s joined by White Fence’s touring guitarist John Webster John who goes by the moniker Jack Name, and who’s been compared to Brian Eno and Gary Numan. He’s just released a rock and roll sci-fi novella album, “Light Show,” and from what we’ve heard, it’s weird and wonderful, theatrical and trippy.

Dent May, Jack Name, 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave. $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Info: 503-288-3895,

Jan. 29

Mountain Mama ‘n’ the Papas

Michigan’s Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys look like a bunch of nice 21st-century post-college kids, but their bluegrass-flavored tunes betray a love for music from the past two centuries. They spin tales of “bank-robbing aunties and moonshinin’ grandpas,” among other subjects. Lindsay Lou is a passionate songwriter whose band features competent old-timey instrumentation balanced with the kind of harmonically layered vocals fans of mountain music have come to expect.

Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, Alberta Street Pub, 1036 N.E. Alberta St. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Info: 503-284-7665,

‘Round town

• Mutual Benefit — basically, songwriter Jason Lee and others — brings its melodic, dreamy chamber pop here at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Bunk Bar, 128 S.E. Water St. $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Info: 503-EAT-BUNK,

• Jimmy Mak’s, 221 N.W. 10th Ave., hosts “An Evening of Three Trios” at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. The Steve Hale Trio joins B3 as well as Here Comes Everybody for what’s sure to be a cool night of hot jazz, pop and rock. $12. 21 and older after 9:30 p.m. Info: 503-295-6542.

• Funky, fun, synth-happy Austin glam-dance trio Sphynx joins the Big Ass Boom Box Festival at Kelly’s Olympian, 426 S.W. Washington St., with a free show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Info: 503-228-3669,

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