José González

7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri. • Cedar Cultural Center • sold out

A seven-year wait between solo albums apparently didn’t deter fans of González. The Swedish singer-songwriter (who also plays in Junip) has sold out two shows in support of his new “Vestiges & Claws,” another unassuming effort of pretty, understated indie-pop. Despite some long-winded, very circular, contemplative songs, his third solo album has been receiving lots of attention on 89.3 the Current. Opening is Icelandic singer Ólöf Arnalds. Jon Bream

 

Kodak To Graph

9 p.m. • 7th Street Entry • 18-plus • $10-$12

Enigmatic producer Michael Maleki, working under the moniker Kodak to Graph, expertly weaves sound bites and vocal blips into his hip-hoppy tracks. The 23-year-old has a knack for melding sounds from different environments, resulting in honest senses of place and nostalgia in every song. He snagged clips from his serene former home of Gainesville, Fla., and sampled the colorful sounds of downtown Los Angeles on his debut full-length, “Isa.” The toytronica alchemist crafts danceable, lush and trippy soundscapes out of just about anything — whether it’s a Justin Bieber vocal sample or chirps and chimes lifted from real life. Bouncy EDM-ers Big Wild and OBESØN open along with local act Vacation Dad. Alex Nelson