The week in music, from Districts’ alt rock to an exploration of failure by Julian Velard

Monday: The Districts

18-plus show at 8 p.m. at The Sinclair, 52 Church St., Harvard Square. Tickets range from $18 to $20. The bill includes Sam Evian and Soccer Mommy.

The Districts are an alternative rock band formed in 2009 in Pennsylvania with a “visceral, genre-blurring” sound on good display in on their 2015 debut with Fat Possum Records, “A Flourish and a Spoil.”

Tuesday: Duke Levine Band

21-plus show  at 10 p.m. at Atwood’s Tavern, 877 Cambridge St., East Cambridge. Tickets are $10.

Famed session guitarist Duke Levine and his backing band bring a mix of blues, R&B, jazz and rockabilly, allowing Levine’s genre-spanning guitar skills to shine through. Levine’s lead playing is measured, soulful and precise. The band is touring behind its latest release, “The Fade Out.”

Wednesday: Ghosts of Jupiter

21-plus show at 9:30 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.) at The Lizard Lounge, 1667 Massachusetts Ave., between Harvard and Porter squares. Tickets are $12.

Ghosts of Jupiter are a psychedelic/progressive rock band originating in Boston. The group achieved regional success after releasing a self-titled debut LP and opening for Blue Oyster Cult. The band combines psychedelic influences with pulsing distorted guitar riffs and group vocals.

Thursday: Bryce Vine

All-ages show at 7 p.m. at Sonia, 10 Brookline St., Central Square. Tickets are $15. Zak Downtown opens.

Bryce Vine is an alternative rapper and vocalist from New York City – one of the top ascending rappers in the country. His songs combine catchy melodies, witty lyrics and driving beats.

Friday: Restless Streets

All-ages show from 6:30 to 11 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.) at Out of the Blue Art Gallery Too, 541 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square. Tickets start at $10.

Restless Streets are a hard-rock group from Albany, N.Y. The band infuses many influences, including a pop-punk sound similar to The Story So Far, Transit and Four Year Strong. The five-piece band says it “creates their sound as an extension of their own personal lives and experiences.”

Saturday: Julian Velard

All-ages show at 8 p.m. at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square. Tickets are $20. Jake Manzi opens.

Singer-songwriter (and sometime musician on NPR’s “Ask Me Another” game show) Julian Velard is commemorating the release of his fifth record, “Fancy Words For Failure,” with this special album-release show. The pianist/singer confronts themes of failure, disappointment and melancholy in his latest release, available now on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Bandcamp.

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