21-plus show from 8 p.m. to midnight at P.A.’s Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave., Union Square, Somerville. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. The bill also includes Jane Park, Steve Subrizi and Matthew Frantz.
Jakals’ sullen, melancholy indy-rock sound reflects lyrical themes of “the pain and dissatisfaction that so many of us confront in our lives.” The Boston band’s debut, “Keep Mother Sane,” is available on Spotify, Bandcamp and iTunes.
Tuesday: Royal Headache
Royal Headache are an Australian punk rock band, made up of Tim “Shogun” Wall, Lawrence “Law” Hall and Gabrielle de Giorgio. The Sydney rockers, who’ve opened for The Black Keys, have released a self-titled LP and a follow-up, “High.”
Wednesday: Mile Twelve
Mile Twelve are a bluegrass band on the rise. The group’s traditional instrumentation – guitar, violin, banjo and upright bass – make for an upbeat, country-Americana sound.
Thursday: Terrafunk/The Van Burens
The Van Burens, a previous recommendation on This Week in Music, bring a quirky combination of rock, funk, blues and soul. The band’s 2014 release, “Presidential Lovefest,” is available on Spotify and iTunes. Terrafunk is driven by “crisp horn lines, soulful vocals and solid jam-band fundamentals.”
Friday: All Talk
18-plus show from 8 to 11:55 p.m. at The Middle East Upstairs, 472 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $12 at the door. The bill includes Soft Fangs, Blau Blau and Littlefoot.
Boston rock trio All Talk boast an indie/alternative rock sound highlighted by catchy guitar melodies and groovy bass lines. This show commemorates the release of a debut self-titled LP. The band’s single, “Crook,” is on Bandcamp.
Saturday: Spuyten Duyvil
Spuyten Duyvil are a six-piece Americana band whose “brand of original and traditional American roots music blends olde time, blues, second line, bluegrass and folk rock with a pinch of punk rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix.” In the group’s single, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” masterful ensemble instrumentation and complementary duet vocals form a soothing and uplifting tune.