The Swell Season Where: The Pageant When: Tonight, December 4 With: Rachael Yamagata Sounds Like: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova -- the Once co-stars who were in love and now aren't -- articulate the intangible facets of love, romance and heartbreak via gentle, achingly beautiful folk-rock. RIYL: The Frames, DeVotchKa, Camera Obscura Download: The band's Daytrotter Session
Naughty By Nature Playing at: The Ambassador, Friday, December 4 With: Kid Capri Sounds Like: Old-school hip-hop ripe for a fun, carefree Friday night. "O.P.P."
Seabird From: Cincinnati, Ohio Playing at: Cicero's, Sunday, December 6 With: The Civil Wars, Sounds Like: Heartfelt piano-pop rooted in solid musicianship and heavenly harmonies. The act just had a song featured on Grey's Anatomy. RIYL: The Fray, Aqualung, Jars of Clay, Over the Rhine MP3: Seabird, "Don't You Know You're Beautiful"