Now in its sixth incarnation, Rock the 9 celebrates Native rock and roll in unofficial conjunction with the Gathering of Nations. The four-night fest brings eclectic sounds of Native American artists to Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) from Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28. From Phoenix, Ariz.-based and Nammy-nominated rock quintet Dawa to local Americana/roots rock trio The Old Main to Chino, Calif.-based alt.rock/pop duo Miracle Dolls, Rock the 9 proffers sixteen acts. Hailing from Los Angeles, standup comedian and self-described “indiginerd” Jim Ruel provides comic relief throughout the event, and a Navajo taco tent will be on hand to sate audio and alcohol-triggered mutton and fry bread cravings. Admission to the 21-and-over fest is $10 per showcase. For more info, visit: rockthe9.org.