Weekly Set List: Solo rocker, folk duo, hip-hop trio, & more

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Escondido plays 7th St. Entry on March 25 // Photo by George Burrows via Escondido Facebook page

Don’t let this week’s threat of a late winter/early spring snowstorm stop your plans for checking out some live music. There’s a handful of great shows well worth breaking out the snow brush for one last time.

Shearwater | Turf Club | Tuesday, March 22, 7:30pm


Shearwater // Photo via Shearwater Facebook page

Shearwater has managed to release eight albums in the band’s 16-year career. An album every other year is a pretty commendable rate compared to most bands these days. “Jet Plane and Oxbow” is easily their most ambitious and heaviest to date, but there’s still plenty of their usual intimate and emotion-fueled songs. As consistently great as they’ve been on record, their live shows are where this band truly shines. $15 / 21+ / Buy tickets

Young Fathers | Fine Line Music Café | Friday, March 25, 8pm


Young Fathers // Photo via Young Fathers Facebook page

Winners of the prestigious Mercury Prize in the UK in 2014 for their debut album “Dead,” Young Fathers are technically categorized as hip-hop, but one listen to them and you’ll quickly realize that their music is very hard to pin down. Invoking comparisons to early TV On The Radio, their latest album, “White Men Are Black Men Too,” continues their sonic evolution even further. $15 / 18+ / Buy tickets

Escondido | 7th Street Entry | Friday, March 25, 8pm


Escondido // Photo via Escondido Facebook page

Indie folk duo Escondido’s music evokes the sunny sound of Laurel Canyon way more than their hometown of Nashville. Their new album, “Walking with a Stranger,” is a big leap forward from their debut “The Ghost of Escondido,” and based on opening slots for Edward Sharpe, Lord Huron, and The Lone Bellow, their ascent is building up plenty of steam, which means this might be the last time they’ll play a venue this small in town. $10 / 18+ / Buy tickets

Cullen Omori | 7th Street Entry | Saturday, March 26, 8pm


Cullen Omori // Photo via Cullen Omori Facebook page

Cullen Omori, the former frontman for Chicago indie rockers Smith Westerns, wasted no time after the band’s 2014 breakup to go solo. His debut album, “New Misery,” which came out just last week, isn’t exactly a huge departure for fans of his previous band, but it’s clear from the lush string and synth arrangements that his sights are set much higher this time around. $12 / 18+ / Buy tickets


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