9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Fri., 8 p.m., $20.
Returning from hiatus in 2015, Perpetual Groove have steadily been playing live. But it’s been nearly a decade since the electronic-infused Atlanta rockers released a studio album, so the group took to Kickstarter to raise funds, and a new album is in the works. On Friday, the band headlines at the 9:30 Club.
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Waxahatchee and Bedouine
9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW; Sun., 7 p.m., $25.
Three female acts, each with its own distinctive voice, team up for a triple bill in D.C. Hurray for the Riff Riff, led by enigmatic frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra, a former runaway who train-hopped her way around America as a teenager, headlines with its form of ramshackle Americana. Katie Crutchfield, meanwhile, is the voice behind punky indie-rock act Waxahatchee, which offered a more polished sound on last year’s “Out in the Storm.” Bedouine, the solo project of Azniv Korkejian, who immigrated to America at age 10, will open the show with a set of quiet but compelling ’60s- and ’70s-inspired folk songs.
Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW; Tue., 8 p.m., $12-$15.
When Ghost Light played its first show in California last month, no one knew what to expect. The new band — a collaboration between American Babies singer/guitarist Tom Hamilton and pianist Holly Bowling — had released no music in advance of the tour. They opened that first show with two originals, a pair of expansive guitar and keyboard-based songs that each pushed 20 minutes. On Tuesday, the band, which has also been playing classic rock covers, hits Gypsy Sally’s on the second leg of its tour.