Singer-songwriter Hannah van Loon was raised in San Francisco, where she started out playing classical, bluegrass and jazz — none of which seem to have influenced her music as Tanukichan. Instead, van Loon makes lucid dream pop. Her debut album, “Sundays,” is a collaboration with Chaz Bear, best known for his work as Toro y Moi, but don’t expect chillwave, either: While van Loon mines vague nostalgia about lazy loves and sunny blue skies with her sweetly breathy vocals, her towers-of-fuzz guitars cut through the shoegaze haze. Saturday at 8 p.m. at Black Cat. $20-$25.
Ishmael Butler doesn’t just contain multitudes — he contains galaxies. The leader of jazz rap pioneers Digable Planets has spent the past decade exploring the Afrofuturist cosmos as half of Shabazz Palaces, and is now making the rounds as half of Knife Knights. After collaborating with Seattle multi-hyphenate Erik Blood for years, the pair finally sat down — with a handful of collaborators — to work on music outside of the Palaces purview. The result is “1 Time Mirage,” an album of hip-hop at its most experimental and electronic that is lush and noisy, hypnotic and claustrophobic, and much more. Saturday at 8 p.m. at Pie Shop DC. $14.
Show Me the Body is among the best that New York’s underground has to offer. The trio churns out vital hardcore punk that draws from metal, noise music and hip-hop, contorting the familiar patterns and rhythms of hardcore into angular attacks and delivering a visceral live show. Plus, the band’s politics don’t stop at the music’s edge: Its Corpus collective focuses on community building, direct action and empowerment. The band’s new album, “Dog Whistle,” is its latest salvo in the war on the status quo, and nothing is off-limits: “Every institution has a hand in the business of death and eclipse,” the group intones. Sunday at 7 p.m. at Union Stage. $15.
Back in 2010, one of Drake’s first acts as pop kingmaker was to introduce the world to the Weeknd. While that relationship has since gone south, the latter artist has continued to add to his erstwhile patron’s musical coaching tree, signing Canadian rappers Belly and Nav to his XO imprint. Next up for the Weeknd and company is Toronto rap duo 88Glam. Together, Derek Wise and 88 Camino make moody, woozy trap hybrids in the XO style, playing four square with drugs, money, power and women as their lyrical quadrants. The Weeknd — and Drake, for that matter — should be proud. Tuesday at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall. $20.