This week’s Music to Your Ears dishes up the 411 on shows in genres ranging from poppy garage-punk to doomcream R&B to indie rock to folk. Listen to tracks from featured acts below. Synchro Studio • Low Culture • Pregnant, Again • Harbors • Downplay Music • Sat Jan 12 • 7:30 pm • $6 • ALL-AGES!
Super excellent lo-fi Australian garage psych band Straight Arrows plays at The Tan (1415 Fourth Street SW) tonight. I’ve been listening to the 2010 album It’s Happening all day here (”It Happens Again” is my favorite track). Tonight’s show, opened by Fart House, begins at 8 p.m. Donations in exchange for entry are encouraged.
Most hamburgers are unhealthy, but this one is exceptionally bad for you. The inedible concoction draws attention to a performance by Ryat from Philadelphia, as well as battles between a trilogy of duos—Fart House, Great White Buffalo and ROO. This rock show happens on Sunday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at Dad’s House (601 Solano NE). Five dollars grants admission. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)