Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
After a brief hiatus, Sister Sparrow returned last month with “Gold” — singer Arleigh Kincheloe’s first album that doesn’t credit longtime backing band The Dirty Birds. The horn-heavy Brooklyn-based group did play on the record, though, and the band will be in tow to back Kincheloe’s new soulful, rootsy rock songs live. 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Thu., 7 p.m., $20.
Michigan-based post-punk quartet Protomartyr is currently touring behind stopgap EP “Consolation.” Some of the EP’s four songs — including the noisy, aggressive “Wheel of Fortune” — feature vocals from The Breeders’ Kelley Deal, who adds a little extra something to the politically charged proceedings. On Thursday, the band shares a bill with Preoccupations at Union Stage. Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW; Thu., 8 p.m., $17-$30.
Native Art Market
The two-day Native Art Market at the National Museum of the American Indian features original jewelry, handwoven baskets, beadwork, dolls and more from dozens of Native American artists — making it a perfect place to find a unique holiday gift. National Museum of the American Indian, Fourth Street & Independence Avenue SW; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., free.
The a cappella group is back with a new holiday tour and accompanying album, “Christmas Is Here!” This one features songs from “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” collabs with Kelly Clarkson and Maren Morris, and tried-and-true classics. The Anthem, 901 Wharf St. SW; Sun. & Mon., 7 p.m., $59.50-$149.50.
‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ 50th anniversary tour
The Byrds’ “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” turned the ’60s psychedelic rockers into a country band. The album also helped pioneer the cosmic country sound that’s commonplace today. To celebrate the LP’s 50th birthday, members Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman will perform it in full with singer Marty Stuart and his band. Expect more Byrds classics and some Tom Petty tunes too. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Md.; Mon., 8 p.m., $62.50-$132.50.