Friday, Feb. 2, at the Granada
In what may be considered a youthful transgression by some fans and hailed as a momentous opportunity by more charitable admirers, YBN Nahmir raps on a remix of “Hi Bich,” the latest single by Bhad Bhabie, the teen who became a viral sensation after daring detractors to “cash me outside” on a television program. Born Nick Santana in Alabama in 1999, the combative rapper known as YBN Nahmir attained an unexpected hit last year with the murderous “Rubbin’ Off the Paint.” With Almighty Jay.
8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. The Granada. 785-842-1390. Tickets are $20 through thegranada.com.
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Friday, Feb. 2, at Knuckleheads
There’s nothing fancy about the meat-and-potatoes blues-rock of Indigenous. Every song on “Gray Skies,” Indigenous’ 11th studio album, would have fit comfortably on the playlists of rock radio stations in 1973. The muscular guitar work of frontman Mato Nanji, a man born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, is squarely in the tradition of Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His insistent vocals that possess the inviting tanginess of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons complete the throwback effect.
8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Knuckleheads. 816-483- 1456. Tickets are $15 through knuckleheadskc.com.
Monday, Feb. 5, at Little White Schoolhouse
Diet Cig is one of the most fashionable bands of the moment. The unpolished indie-rock crafted by guitarist and vocalist Alex Luciano and drummer Noah Bowman resonates with image-conscious devotees who strive for a similarly stylish version of casual cool. The misanthropy of songs like “Link in Bio” and “Barf Day” on the New York duo’s 2017 album “I Swear I’m Good at This” encapsulate the tenor of the anxiety-ridden counterculture. With Great Grandpa, Spook School and MK Ultra.
6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. Little White Schoolhouse. Tickets are $12 through eventbrite.com.
Monday, Feb. 5, at the Granada
The titles of all 10 songs on Avatar’s new album, “Avatar Country,” reference a “king.” The Swedish metal band isn’t alluding to Elvis Presley or a member of the European monarchy. Instead, Avatar occupies a world in which 1970s metal royalty like Ozzy Osbourne and Ronnie James Dio continue to reign. Employing as many props as Alice Cooper, the group’s manic concerts are wildly entertaining spectacles that resemble Broadway jukebox musicals. With the Brains and Hellzapoppin'.
8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5. Granada. 785-842-1390. Tickets are $19 through thegranada.com.
Tuesday, Feb. 6, at RecordBar
As deliciously unnutritious as soft-serve vanilla ice cream cones, Magic Giant’s songs provide the pop music equivalent of dizzying sugar highs. All sweetness and no fiber, frothy earworms like “Window” are resourceful sequences of engaging hooks. The Los Angeles trio is touring in support of its 2017 debut album “In the Wind,” a project that demonstrates Magic Giant’s knack for refining the polished sound of similar groups like Imagine Dragons and Neon Trees. With the Brevet.
8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6. RecordBar. 816-753-5207. Tickets are $12 through therecordbar.com.
Keys N Krates
Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Uptown Theater
The members of Keys N Krates were outliers when they banded together in Toronto 10 years ago. The group has played a key role in the gradual erasure of the distinctions between pop, rap, rock and electronic dance music. Rough-and-tumble Keys N Krates songs including the breakout 2013 hit “Dum Dee Dum” make rigid genre labels irrelevant. “My Night,” the trio’s latest single, could be mistaken for a woozy album track by pop star Ed Sheeran. With Jubilee and Falcons.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. Uptown Theater. 816-753-8665. Tickets are $25 through uptowntheater.com.
Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Granada
Fruition stood out during its appearance at the Bluegrass in the Bottoms festival in Kansas City last year. Unlike the bluegrass purists at the event, the band from Portland was powered by a robust drummer and electric instrumentation. Fruition is doubling down on rock on its new album, “Watching It All Fall Apart.” Resembling indie-rock tracks by the likes of Dr. Dog, new material such as “I’ll Never Sing Your Name” betrays only slight traces of Fruition’s roots in folk and bluegrass.
8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. The Granada. 785-842-1390. Tickets are $15 through thegranada.com.
Vince Staples and Tyler, the Creator
Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Co-headliners Vince Staples and Tyler, the Creator, have separate marketing deals with Converse. The California rappers’ album art is replicated on limited edition shoes that will be proudly worn by ardent fans at Wednesday’s concert. The startling lyricism and bracing beats of Staples are rivaled only by rap powerhouse Kendrick Lamar. Tyler, the Creator, is a rehabilitated rapscallion who is seemingly intent on forging music that’s more mature than provocative.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. 816-283-9921. Tickets are $39.50 through midlandkc.com.