Tech N9ne, Royal Teeth and the Lumineers topline your next concert week

Royal Teeth

There’s something irrepressibly youthful about Louisiana’s Royal Teeth and its sugar-coated power pop. the band’s latest release, Amateurs, is a refreshing romp through cheerful synths and foot-tapping beats; singers Nora Patterson and Gary Larsen play their harmonies off each other just enough without getting too cute. Friday, the band will do its best to get you dancing. Nashville singer-songwriter Tristen is also on deck, along with local group Rachel Mallin and the Wild Type. 

8 p.m. Friday, January 20, at Tank Room, 1813 Grand


Tech N9ne

At a certain point — say, 16 albums in — you’d think Tech N9ne would take a step back and, you know, maybe chill. But then again, you don’t get to be a hip-hop titan by sitting out a season. Perhaps that was the idea behind Tech’s December-released the Storm, a 33-song opus broken into three chapters, each representing a side of Tech’s personality. the ego of such a project may be a little hard to stomach for some, but the Strange Music founder has probably earned it. Friday at the Granada, reacquaint yourself with one of Kansas City’s kings. 

7 p.m. Friday, January 20, at the Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence


The Lumineers

The Lumineers you remember from 2012 — the year “Ho Hey” haunted every radio station on every dial — might be gone. the band’s latest album, Cleopatra, offers far fewer moments of unabashed joy and raucous, tavern-ready folk. Over the course of a brief 35 minutes, the Denver ensemble proves itself less eager to be liked, with a sound that doesn’t revisit the past but instead demonstrates a will to change. At its best, Cleopatra is moody and plaintive; elsewhere, though, the songs take on a sort of self-pitying ennui that’s not always a turn-on. the point seems to be that the Grammy-nominated band was never really the Mumford impressionist that “Ho Hey” made it out to be — something Cleopatra makes clear. Tuesday night, make some new memories with an old favorite. 

7 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Sprint Center, 1407 Grand


THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 

Julie Major Trio 

7:30 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St. 

Roger Wilder 

7 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. 

Brody Buster 

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee 

Huey Mack 

7 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence 

GuitarElation 

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Cartwright Clark & Strait 

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Levee Town 

8 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester 

The Blackbird Revue, more 

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand 

Wyld Life, Bad Wheels, more 

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway 


FRIDAY, JANUARY 20 

Frank Ace 

9 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ,1205 E. 85th St. 

Lady D 

7 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. 

Book of Gaia 

8:30 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. 

Rich Yarges & the Pop Mechanics, Headlight Rivals, Stiff Middle Fingers 

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence 

Faultfinder, Keef Mountain, Red Kate 

9 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Alexei Lubimov 

8 p.m., Folly, 300 W. 12th St. 

Kathleen Holeman 

2 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Tim Whitmer Quartet 

5:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Stan Kessler’s Cornerstone 

8:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

Boogaloo 7 

10 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

M80’s 

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester 

Jeff Black 

8 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester 

Junior Brown with McKinley James, Jason Smay and Ray Jaclido 

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester 

21 Years Winter, more 

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway 

Musicians for Active Justice: Get Loud 

8 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand 

The Nude Party, the Wet Ones, the Mr. & the Mrs

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence 

Nesto the Owner 

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway 



SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 

Mama Ray’s Jazz Meets Blues Jam 

2 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St. 

Katy Guillen and the Girls 

9 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St. 

Ida McBeth 

8:30 p.m., the Blue Room, 1616 E. 18th St. 

Blue Boot Heelers, Popskull, StrawBelly 

9 p.m., the Brick, 1727 McGee 

Dirtfoot, Rolling Foliage 

8 p.m., Bottleneck, 737 New Hampshire, Lawrence 

Rich Yarges & the Pop Mechanics, more 

9 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Bumparusa 6 with Eprom 

8 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence 

Kathleen Holeman 

2:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand 

OJT

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

DeVan Rojas Trio

9 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Matt Villinger Quartet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Kasey Rausch, Melody Pond, more

8 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

John Paul White with the Kernal

8:30 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Fresh Event #2

9 p.m., MiniBar, 3810 Broadway

Alexis Y Fido

8 p.m., Midland, 1228 Main

California Voodoo 

8 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Altered Beast, Young Bull, Canyons

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Swell Five-Year Anniversary

8 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway

The Social Animals, the Invisible World

8 p.m., Tank Room, 1813 Grand


SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

The Confessors

6 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

Todd Straight Trio

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Steve Lambert Quintet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Dale Watson & Ray Benson with Colter Wall

8 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Jeff Harshbarger

7 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

STYLSS 

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


MONDAY, JANUARY 23

Matt Hopper Trio

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Band X

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Maxx Gruv, Dubya

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


TUESDAY, JANUARY 24

Nick Schnebelen

7 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

The Irieplaceables Ska Orchestra, Part One Tribe

8 p.m., Davey’s Uptown Ramblers Club, 3402 Main 

Deerhunter

8 p.m., Granada, 1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Chris Hazelton Trio

7 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Perkins, Spaits & Strait

11:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

The MGDs

9 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

Luxury Bump

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25

Dan Bliss

7:30 p.m., B.B.’s Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E. 85th St.

OJT

6 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Ernest Melton Quartet

10:30 p.m., Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand

Fast Johnny Ricker

7 p.m., Knuckleheads, 2517 Rochester

Bob Walkenhorst & Friends

6 p.m., RecordBar, 1520 Grand

The Hottman Sisters

10 p.m., Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence

Dynohunter

7 p.m., Riot Room, 4048 Broadway