The Black Queen
Former Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato goes from screaming as if his lungs were swarming with fire ants to wrapping his lithe voice around The Black Queen’s dusky, New Wave-indebted electro pop, synths in place of DEP’s strangulated guitars. See them at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at 172 at the Rio. Tickets are $20; call 702-777-2782.
Did you know that lettuce, the veggie, is 96 percent water? Well, you do now. Here’s something else you should know: Lettuce, the band, brings the funk in equally fluid fashion with liquid grooves for days. See them at 8 p.m. Thursday at Brooklyn Bowl at The Linq. Tickets are $26 in advance, $31 day of show; call 702-862-2695.
No other act makes quite the same melee as Death Grips, which is probably for the best, as we’re not sure eardrums could survive another aurally confrontational noise-hop troupe like this one. See them at 8 p.m. Thursday at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay. Tickets are $20; call 702-632-7600.
Frankie and The Witch Fingers
Pick up the “Brain Telephone,” dude, these far-out L.A. psych-rock space cases are on the line, eager to fry synapses and move hips in unison. Get up and boogie down at 9 p.m. Friday at Beauty Bar. Tickets are $8; call 702-598-3757.
Glacial in pace and blood-freezing beauty, Un’s slow-building, end-of-days doom metal is as heavy as the cloud coverage in the band’s native Seattle. See them at 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Bunkhouse Saloon. Tickets are $10; call 702-982-1764.