It’s not uncommon for teenagers to capture the ears of music fans of all ages, but it was still a little amusing to see that perhaps the only thing that shined brighter than Lil Tecca’s summer banger “Ransom” was the gleam of the braces wiring his teeth in the song’s music video. The 17-year-old rapper took to Instagram to blow up his song, which has now accumulated more than 168 million views on YouTube. The Long Island native worked with the producing duo Internet Money, whose beats launched the careers of Juice Wrld, among others, to fashion his infectious singsong flow. His debut album, “We Love You Tecca,” can be a little repetitive but flashes Tecca’s potential. Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Silver Spring. $20.
Julia Jacklin is not trying to cloak her feelings. The Australian singer pens koans that confront the storm of feelings that swirl around what it takes to fall in and out of love with someone. What’s remarkable about the 29-year-old’s tunes is how she tackles these issues with lucidity, especially on her latest album, “Crushing.” Press play on “Don’t Know How to Keep Loving You,” to hear Jacklin’s perspective not as a jilted partner, but as one who has gotten to the point in a relationship where being so intertwined feels as isolating as being alone. What resonates are Jacklin’s pleas to choose to balance love and anguish versus merely letting yourself dissolve and never feel anything at all. Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. (doors) at Black Cat. $20.
In this digital age in which we know if a musician sneezes, new artists aren’t supposed to spring up out of seemingly nowhere like Black Midi. The London quartet’s members are barely out of high school, yet they’ve already released a debut album (“Schlagenheim”) in line with the scattered ferocity of teenage boys and collaborated with Damo Suzuki, former frontman of the legendary experimental weirdos Can. But it’s easy to see why these tunes can sneak up on you. Frontman Geordie Greep’s hypnotically accented voice is an ideal bedrock for the alien guitar sounds and the deft beyond-his-years drumming of Morgan Simpson that propels the band to its own sonic dimension. Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at U Street Music Hall. $18.