California’s Pearl Charles headlines the Black Cat’s backstage space on Wednesday (Pearl Charles)

July 13
Staycation, Gordon Sterling and The People, nah., Mary-eL
Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW; Fri., 9 p.m., $13.
Gypsy Sally’s is hosting this showcase of D.C. musicians, many of whom participate in the club’s Gypsy Sally’s Jam sessions — or play in different bands with each other. Staycation, the funk rock band that hosted a Radiohead tribute last month, headlines with support from the new psychedelic soul project Gordon Sterling and The People, alt rock act nah. (which released debut EP “Social Meteor” last year) and singer Mary-eL, who will deliver a solo set — and play in Sterling’s band.

July 18
Pearl Charles
Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW; Wed., 7:30 p.m., $12.
California singer-songwriter Pearl Charles makes Americana that comes from, well, all over America: a hint of country and soul from the South, Americana from the Midwest and psychedelia from the West coast. In February, she released her debut album, “Sleepless Dreamer,” which she’s supporting with an East coast tour that stops at the Black Cat on Wednesday.

July 18
Jake Clemons
Union Stage, 740 Water St. SW; Wed., 7:30 p.m., $20-$40.
As the nephew of E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons, Jake Clemons had big shoes to fill when he stepped in on sax after his uncle died in 2011. With Bruce Springsteen on Broadway, Clemons is currently touring with his own jazzy rock outfit.