For the past seven years, the Australian globetrotter performed as part of a two-part sibling act with his sister Julia Stone. Now he’s flying solo with his recently released Broken Brights, a dreamy, sobering collection that’s part indie rock, part bluesy folk, and a whole ‘lotta soul searching. $18, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m., Slim's, 333 11th St.
Silversun Pickups, Wednesday, 9/12
With their third album, Neck of the Woods, the L.A.-based alt-rock quartet embarks on a journey to inner discovery. The band treads new ground, adding layers of nuance dancy electronic rhythms to the raspy hi-lo vocals of frontman Brian Aubert. $37.50, show 7:30 p.m., Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Moonface, Wednesday, 9/12
Spencer Krug is a man of many talents—and bands. The Canadian-born singer/keyboardist resume includes Sunset Run-Down, Swan Lake and the recently disbanded Wolf Parade. For his latest album, Heartbreaking Bravery, Krug teamed with Helsinki-based prog-rock band Siinai to examine lost love through new wave/synth-heavy experimentation. $15, doors 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St.
Cellar Doors, Thursday, 9/13
Fresh off the release of their debut EP, The Melody Haunts My Reverie, the local San Francisco-based outfit conjures up post-punk garage bliss, the variety that has described as a “dark psychedelic g-spot." The reverberating guitars, the thumping bass set to twisted, almost-foreboding melodies—oh yeah, they’ll take you there. $7, show 10 p.m., The Knockout, 3223 Mission St.
Pretty Lights, Friday, 9/14
Colorado-based electro-hip hop master Pretty Lights (AKA Derek Vincent Smith), returns with his own brand of sultry soul grooves and vintage funk samples. The S.F. stop off his Illumination Tour is sure to showcase tracks from his upcoming album (an analogue undertaking made from self-made vinyl) like the “slow-mo disco stomp” “You Get High,” a percolating, sample-collage radiating head-bopping waves of dance euphoria. $39.50, show 7:30 p.m., Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St.