The Cave Girls, with Thee Devotion and the I'ms
Free copies of garage-rock trio the Cave Girls' self-titled debut album will be awarded to the most "caved out" guests at this CD-release show at the Brick. How might one qualify for such a distinction? "Animal print, super-messed-up hair and other Neanderthalesque tendencies," say the women in the band. Supporting is the I'ms, a new act featuring members of the ACBs and the Abracadrabras; they play tight, '60s-influenced harmonic pop songs.
Saturday, February 4, at the Brick (1727 McGee, 816-421-1634)
Hard to believe that Dr. Dog has been around for almost a decade now, especially since not a lot about the band has really changed. The Philadelphians are still mining the sounds of the '60s — the Beatles and the Band in particular — and still reliably turning up a couple of melodic, ramshackle gems with each new album. They're touring here in support of Be the Void, out February 7.
Thursday, February 2, at the Granada (1020 Massachusetts, Lawrence, 785-842-1390)
Grace Kelly Quintet, with Phil Woods
Only 19 years old, saxophone prodigy Grace Kelly has already released six jazz albums, on which she is the composer, arranger and, increasingly, singer. How's your career going? Kelly is joined at this show by fellow Bay Stater Phil Woods, her mentor on the alto sax, who is her senior by roughly 60 years.
Saturday, February 4, at the Folly Theater (300 West 12th Street, 816-474-4444)
The Sexy Accident, with Samantha Clemons
The Sexy Accident is set to unveil a new full-length, Under Summer Stars, in May. As part of the run-up to it, the group recently released a three-song EP, You're Not Alone. Unlike the corny indie pop of previous albums, You're Not Alone (which will be celebrated and sold at this show) is slower and more restrained — elegant by comparison.
Friday, February 3, at RecordBar (1020 Westport Road, 816-753-5207)
Shearwater, with the Caves
Shearwater is best-known for its association with its more popular older brother, Okkervil River. (Frontman Jonathan Meiburg was a founding member and played with the band until 2008.) Meiburg is in possession of a wandering, rhapsodic voice that flitters atop the weighty art-folk tunes that the band drudges up. It's all very epic and capital-I important — by turns thrilling and exhausting. Shearwater's latest, Animal Joy, is out this month.
Monday, February 6, at RecordBar (1020 Westport Road, 816-753-5207)