If you’ve been thinking 2014 has seemed slow for concerts, don’t stress; that’s about to change. Late March and April will be packed with possibilities around the Valley, including a few this week that may have slipped under your radar …
Versatile garage-rocker Ty Segall, last seen here drumming and singing with psych-rock trio Fuzz last fall, brings his stacked songbook back to the Beauty Bar on March 20. His latest album, last August’s Sleeper, played like a dreamy folk trip, but a setlist check suggests he might be fully rocking out again. ($8-$10)
The still-so-new-its-shoes-are-unscuffed Brooklyn Bowl kicks off its late-night mini-residency program with an appropriately buoyant band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. Denson, a funky saxman who has played with everyone from The Allman Brothers to Blackalicious, will set up shop for three midnight performances with his six-piece combo, March 20-22. ($15-$20)
Fresh off showcases at Austin’s South by Southwest festival, garage-y Burger Records quartet Dead Ghosts swings by Artifice for a free show on March 21. Locals Same Sex Mary and The Astaires open.
If you missed Moving Units’ Beauty Bar set in November, now’s your chance for a mulligan. The LA indie rockers behind 2002’s infinitely danceably “Between Us and Them” play the Fremont East stronghold again March 22. ($8-$10)
Also, Golden-age hip-hop legend KRS-One pops into LVCS for a March 21 gig ($15-$17). And SoCal indie popsters Local Natives, who’ve opened for Arcade Fire and Of Monsters and Men on previous Las Vegas stopovers, headline March 23 at Brooklyn Bowl. ($20-$25)