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This weekend’s best music: Jim Lauderdale, Ben Howard, Bush, Bad Suns and the Damn Quails

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Sara Rachele

Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Living Room at Knuckleheads.

Like the long-lost granddaughter of Stevie Nicks, New York-based folk-rock artist Sara Rachele sings with a weary resignation that causes her to frequently sound as if she’s about to break into a version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” With Sky Smead.

Tickets are $10 in advance through knuckleheadshonkytonk.com.

Jim Lauderdale

Friday, Feb. 6, at the Living Room at Knuckleheads.

One of the world’s most accomplished country artists will perform in the small room at the back of Knuckleheads on Friday. Jim Lauderdale lacks the solo hits but not the talent of like-minded stars such as Marty Stuart and Dwight Yoakam. With Lyal Strickland.

Tickets are $29 in advance through knuckleheadshonkytonk.com.

Ben Howard

Friday, Feb. 6, at the Uptown Theater.

By updating the plaintive sound of Nick Drake for a generation raised on Radiohead, British singer-songwriter Ben Howard honors the past as he acknowledges the present. A capacity audience will sing along to Howard’s artful songs on Friday. With Willy Mason.

Tickets to the sold-out concert were $25 in advance through ticketmaster.com.

Bad Suns

Friday, Feb. 6, at the RecordBar.

The dance-oriented indie pop of the Bad Suns recalls the initial playlists of MTV. The up-and-coming California band sounds as if it’s remixing the frothy catalogs of Duran Duran, Kajagoogoo and Flock of Seagulls. With Maudlin Strangers.

Tickets to the sold-out concert were $15 in advance through therecordbar.com.

Bush

Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Midland.

One of the most successful grunge recyclers of the 1990s, Bush is now best known as the band featuring the handsome husband of pop icon Gwen Stefani. The ensemble is touring in support of its recent album “Man on the Run.” With Theory of a Deadman and Stars in Stereo.

Tickets are $35 in advance through axs.com.

Red Bull Thre3style

Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Uptown Theater.

Five of the region’s elite DJs — St. Louis’ DJ Mahf, Denver’s DJ Shake One and Kansas City’s DJ Archi among them — will compete at the Uptown Theater on Saturday for a chance to advance to the global championship in Tokyo.

Tickets are $5 in advance through ticketmaster.com.

Damn Quails

Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Riot Room.

Red-dirt country ruffians from Norman, Okla., the Damn Quails play a bluegrass-infested brand of barroom music. The band’s matinee show at the Riot Room will provide a rowdy start to a disorderly Saturday night for many wild-eyed fans.

Tickets are $12 in advance through theriotroom.com.

August Burns Red

Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Granada.

August Burns Red, a metal-core band from Pennsylvania, headlines the Frozen Flame Tour. The ensemble’s roaring style — a mixture of positivity and aggression — has made it a longtime favorite of Christian headbangers. With Miss May I, Northlane, Erra and Fit for a King.

Tickets are $20 in advance through thegranada.com.

Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers

Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Riot Room.

The Twitter biography of Joe Hertler describes the musician as “a brown kid in a rainbow band.” The Amish excommunicate from Michigan leads a slinky indie-folk collective that exudes a winning generosity of spirit. With Yes You Are and Mark Robinson.

Tickets are $10 in advance through theriotroom.com.

Kina Grannis

Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the RecordBar.

Like Ani DiFranco, Kina Grannis is a folk-based artist with a rabid cult following. “Finding Community Through the Internet” — the title of a talk that the Californian delivered at a TED conference in 2013 — reflects her knack for developing an “online family.”

Tickets are $20 in advance through therecordbar.com.

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