Harlem-raised singer named after Rahsaan Roland Kirk has soulful R&B voice; celebrates new album in one-night-only set of shows. Jan 7 at 8 and 10. $24. Yoshi’s. 510 Embarcadero W, Oakland. 510.238.9200.Andrew Jackson Jihad
A man, a guitar and about five million pounds of passion, giving songwriters a kick in the pants and DIY anti-folk new lustre. Jan 7 at 8:30. $10. Bottom of the Hill, 1233 17th St, San Francisco. 415.621.4455.Dengue Fever
Cambodian pop gets turned on its ear with this oddly engaging group, known for making the weird sound sublime. Jan 8 at 9. $18. The Independent, 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco. 415.771.1422.D.R.I.
Thrash veterans who’ve recently crossed back over from metal to hardcore again are as vicious and relevant as ever. With Attitude Adjustment. Jan 9 at 8. $17. Slim’s, 333 11th St, San Francisco. 415.255.0333.Sonic Youth
Long-running New York institution continue to push the envelope with latest album, “The Eternal.” Jan 10 at 8. $30. The Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. 415.346.6000.David J
Former frontman for Love and Rockets and Bauhaus plays small, intimate venue in special solo set. With openers Luv’n Rockets and Ashley Allred. Jan 10 at 8. $15. Cafe du Nord, 2170 Market St, San Francisco. 415.861.5016.
More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.Gabe Meline