Oct. 11: Fruition
Portland, Ore.-based Fruition started as a bluegrass band but has since evolved into a rock and folk act (with a healthy dose of twang and some soul). “Fire,” a new four-song EP released over the summer, builds on the sound from this year’s full-length “Watching It All Fall Apart.” On Thursday, the band teams with fellow not-quite-bluegrass band The Lil Smokies at Union Stage. Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW; Thu., 8 p.m., $22.
Oct. 11: Orquesta el Macabeo
Puerto Rican band Orquesta el Macabeo, which takes traditional salsa music and gives it a punk edge, is celebrating 10 years as a group with a tour that brings the outfit to the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. The group plans to perform songs from each of its four studio albums at the show. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW; Thu., 6 p.m., free.
Oct. 13: The Milk Carton Kids
Fresh off of hosting last month’s Americana Awards, folk duo the Milk Carton Kids is back on the road in support of this year’s “All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do,” landing at The Lincoln Theatre on Saturday. The Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW; Sat., 8 p.m., $40
Oct. 14: White Denim
After a lineup change shook up White Denim’s sound for 2016’s “Stiff,” the Austin band seems to have gone back to basics for August’s “Performance.” The album is full of the kind of high-energy, crunchy guitar riffs — and singer James Petralli’s snarling vocals — that made the group a buzzy indie blog favorite in the late ’00s. This is an album meant to be played loud, full of songs that should sound great in a live setting. U Street Music Hall, 1115 U St. NW; Sun., 7 p.m., $20.
Oct. 16: Brockhampton
The power of the internet is summed up by the success of Brockhampton. The (many) members of the mold-breaking boy band met on a Kanye West fan forum and began self-releasing songs and videos. With ingenious marketing and social media savvy, Brockhampton amassed a dedicated fan base drawn to its inspired rhymes and unbridled energy, all of which led to the guys’ latest effort, “Iridescence,” debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s albums chart last month. The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW; Tue, 9 p.m., $39.50-$59.50.
Oct. 16: Garrett Gleason
Guitarist Garrett Gleason has developed a reputation in D.C. as one of the city’s most versatile guitarists, able to slide between traditional rock, jazz and out-there improvisational music with ease. On Tuesday, he’ll celebrate the release of his new album of varied instrumental songs, “Well,” in the Black Cat’s backstage space with support from local rockers FuzzQueen and experimental act Dullard. Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; Tue., 7:30 p.m., $10.