Mariachi Flor de ToloacheThe future of mariachi begins this Thursday in San Jose. (photo: Andy Averbuch)

Monday, July 17

Hazel English @ The Independent
Riding high on the release of her new double EP, the Oaklander comes to the Independent.

T-Rextasy, Soar @ Cafe du Nord
Read our somewhat silly, somewhat revealing interview with the New York band above.

Try the Pie @ Elbo Room
We will never turn down a chance to see Try the Pie live.

Tuesday, July 18

Perfume Genius @ The Independent
Check out the first of two much-anticipated shows from Perfume Genius, currently touring on the success of May’s No Shape.

Badbadnotgood @ Lagunitas
Sneak out early for a late-afternoon set from these Innovative Leisure-ers.

Great Grandpa @ Bottom of the Hill
The scream-along Seattleites make an appearance at Bottom of the Hill.

Wednesday, July 19

Austra @ Great American Music Hall
It’s a good time to revisit our staffer Kaiya’s excellent review of her February show.

Rave of Thrones @ Mezzanine
I mean, what better week to be there?

Thursday, July 20

Kacey Johansing @ Rickshaw Stop
Long-time local plays a home-base show with two other local luminaries, Meernaa and James Riotto.

Javiera Mena @ Brick & Mortar
Ever heard Chilean indie electropop? Do you want to?

W. Kamau Bell @ The New Parish
Berkeley’s favorite son presents another installment of Kamau Right Now!

Andrew St. James @ The Crepe Place
Having gotten his start a few years ago while he was still in his late teens, Andrew St. James is a little older, wiser, and playing Santa Cruz on a Thursday.

Mariachi Flor de Toloache @ The Ritz
Melding ages-old musical traditions with modern pop songwriting trends, the future of mariachi — New York’s Flor de Toloache — comes to the Ritz.