MILES THE CAT
I suggest beginning your week of all-ages music with Miles the Cat. This instrumental group expertly melds Latin-inflected funk with elements of free jazz, but I'm also partial to their more subdued sound on a thoroughly zonked-out cover of Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar," made all the better by omitting Roger Waters's blustery lyrics. Crocodile Back Bar, 8 pm, $5.
ALEX MENNE, FAUNA SHADE, JESSIE HOUGHTON, HONEY DOTSON
Alex Menne's solo acoustic ukulele music sounds familiar, and even comforting at first, but paying closer attention to her lyrics can be disconcerting. On her standout song "Losing It," she strikes a rough-hewn vocal balance between Thao Nguyen and Justin Vernon while singing about a fraught scene: "I'm sorry/That it's easier to give my body/Than surrender my thoughts." Menne mixes up tales of emotional devastation with some spunkier numbers and soothing lullabies on her upcoming EP, which shows the young songwriter finding her voice. Ground Zero, Bellevue, 7 pm, $6/$5 with a can of food.
SHOUT OUT! SEATTLE: A BENEFIT FOR RAIN CITY ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS
Rain City Rock Camp for Girls hosts its annual benefit concert tonight at Chop Suey. This Seattle organization holds summer day camps and year-round programs dedicated to building positive self-esteem in girls and encouraging creative expression through music. Leading the festivities are Carson and Tess Henley, local siblings who have carved out their own musical careers but frequently perform together. Whether they have a full band behind them, or are stripped down to a keyboard and a cajón, the brother-sister duo exude a type of joyful and timeless soul music, channeling the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire. For some nervier jams, check out Cryptobebelem, whose trip-wire songs build suspense and hold down steady grooves while also showing a lot of heart. They sound like the score to a high-flying and paranoid action movie that's actually worth seeing. And if you need any more reasons to attend, there will also be raucous camper bands, a photo booth, a raffle, and Sharpie tattoos. Chop Suey, 6 pm, $10 adv/$12 DOS.