Buddy, the rising rapper from Compton, Calif., opens for Vince Staples at the 9:30 Club. (Photo by Daniel Regan/From RCA Records)

Buddy (born Simmie Sims III) is only 25 years old, but the multitalented Los Angelino is already in his second act. As a teenager, he was signed by Pharrell and collaborated with a pre-fame Kendrick Lamar. But he didn’t really put everything together until a few years ago. That’s when he teamed with Kaytranada for “Ocean & Montana,” named after the Santa Monica intersection where the project was born. He returned to that geography-as-metaphor concept with last year’s “Harlan & Alondra,” which brings him back home, pairing his nimble rhymes and gentle melodies with funkadelica. “Hey up there, I’m on my way up,” he sings. “Blame it on the place I grew up.” Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. at the 9:30 Club. Friday sold out; Saturday $35.

Lily & Madeleine

When sisterly duo Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz sing, their voices meld together as if they’re one person. Think of the Indianapolis-born siblings as a modern version of Janus, the two-faced Roman god of duality who looks both to the past and the future. They’ve certainly got the past covered, with a mastery of the familiar, comfortable moods of folk rock. That’s probably what caught the ears of artists like John Mellencamp and Sufjan Stevens, who have helped boost the duo’s profile. As for the future, they’re unafraid to add electronic textures or tap Ofenbach, the French DJ duo, to craft an EDM remix to birth their biggest hit, “Come to Me.” Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. at Songbyrd. $15-$17.

Brothers Osborne

The Brothers Osborne relocated from Deale, Md., to Nashville around the turn of the millennium. It took them over a decade to score a deal, but their music sounds right on time. The siblings, with brother T.J’s barrel-aged baritone and John’s picking and riffing, mine the turf where Southern rock and country (both outlaw and neo-traditional) come together. With slick production, sharp songwriting and an ear for pop, the pair updates those retro-yet-fashionable styles for modern sensibilities. All the while, they wear their ills and influences on their sleeves, like on the smoke-and-sway ballad “Weed, Whiskey and Willie” and the honky-tonk hitter “Drank Like Hank.” Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Anthem. $40-$75.


The band Mundy describes its act as “space-glam punk with a new-wave soul.” Appropriately, the D.C. band cites Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie and Prince among its influences — artists with whom frontperson Mundy Spears shares a flair for the dramatic. Spears’s powerful and supple voice soars above palm-muted riffs, synthesizer squeals and straight-ahead beats, on songs about everything from deflecting shade thrown their way to androgynous androids of the near-future. Catch the band’s well-regarded, high-energy live show at Dangerously Delicious Pies’ upstairs music venue, which has quickly become a must-visit for D.C. concertgoers. Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Dangerously Delicious Pies. $10.