To take the temperature of Atlanta hip-hop hegemony these days, check out tourmates SahBabii or Young Nudy, depending on your mood. With the former, imagine Lil Yachty’s seafaring playground rhymes, submerged 20,000 leagues under the sea. SahBabii mixes Young Thuggish warbles with aqueous production perfect for SpongeBob’s Bikini Bottom. For something more sinister, there’s Young Nudy, the cousin of 21 Savage who has found a patron in “it” producer Pi’erre Bourne and has drawn comparisons to Gucci Mane for his gruff ratatat rhymes. Between SahBabii’s hypnotic approach and Nudy’s six-feet-under menace, these two have Atlanta — and the rap world — covered. (SahBabii is no longer scheduled to appear at the MilkBoy ArtHouse tour stop.) Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. at MilkBoy ArtHouse. $24-$30.
Jessica Pratt debuted in 2012, but her albums could have come out in 1962 or 1972. Across two records of fully formed folk that’s both psychedelic and pastoral, Pratt sings songs that sound as if they’ve been displaced through time and space with her distinct, high-pitched voice. While 2015’s “On Your Own Love Again” had the hum and hiss of a long-lost vinyl, the first taste of her forthcoming album “Quiet Signs” sounds more modern, and press materials promise that piano, flute, organ and strings have been added to the acoustic proceedings this time around. Nov 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the 9:30 Club. $31. Nov. 30 is sold out.
Before decamping to New York for college, Sophie Allison grew up in Nashville as part of the country capital’s steadily growing DIY rock scene. Perhaps that Nashville-New York connection is why she name-drops both Taylor Swift and indie darling Mitski as influences. You can hear a little of both in her music as Soccer Mommy, a project that has taken her from her bedroom to Bandcamp to the Black Cat (and beyond). All over this year’s “Clean,” Allison mixes vivid lyricism and casual cool as she effortlessly slides into the indie rock pocket — her one true home. Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. at the Black Cat. $15-$17.
Who could have guessed that when Odd Future kicked down hip-hop’s door at the top of the decade that some of its most exciting music would come from two of the collective’s quietest, spotlight-shunning members? That’s exactly what Syd and Matt Martians — along with Patrick Paige II, Christopher Smith and Steve Lacy — have done as the Internet. After mining neo-soul and N.E.R.D. for three albums, the group reached its apotheosis (for now, at least) with this year’s “Hive Mind,” which finds the group grinding and grooving along the funk-soul spectrum. Dec. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. at the Fillmore Silver Spring. $35. Dec. 4 is sold out.