Brusque grunge-pop recorded in an anonymous California basement, Everyone is Dirty is fronted by the charismatic Sivan Gur-Arieh on vocals and violin, a welcome addition to the terrific grime-rock. The burrowing and billowing blowback guitar riffs paired with the sweet stings of Gur-Arieh and driving simplistic percussion is a new twist on a '90s classic. 9:30 pm. Thurs., Dec. 11. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.
Budding with talent, Nuevo Latin guitarist Todd Haaby takes classical guitar to new heights. His pitter-patter picking and dramatic open-hand strumming are truly entertaining and when backed by Sola Via, the band brings a worldly depth to the bright traditional music. 7 pm. Thurs., Dec. 11. Tower Theater, 835 NW Wall St. $28-38.
Similar to the deft pop piano of Gavin Degraw (remember that guy?), funk piano man Steven Roth's songs are upbeat and hounding. With a Maroon 5-like charisma and sprinkles of Stevie Wonder influence floating in and out of the forlorn love songs, Roth and band are an impressive throwback to a time of rhythm and blues dominance. 9 pm. Wed., Dec. 17. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $5.