Does Thursday night find you in the mood for some Nat King Cole or Glenn Miller? Check out Bob Boyd Sounds at Laman Library, 7 p.m., free.
For some pop bombast in the vein of a more rocking Belle & Sebastian, check out King Arthur at White Water Tavern. Sleepy Kitten and Sea Nanners open the show, 10 p.m., $5.
For something completely different, say, some chugging, circle-pit instigating hardcore, check out This Is Hell, with Decoder opening at Downtown Music, 7 p.m., $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.