Jesse Strickman of Dear Indugu. Photo by Nick Bruno.

Dear Indugu @ El Rincon
Come out for a night of music featuring some amazing local artists. “Jesse’s intensely personal lyrics hold themes such as love, loss, nostalgia, depression, personal identity, honesty, innocence, and a search for inner truth. With their versatile sound, passionate presence, and commitment to originality and musicianship, the bay area based band sends a powerful message.” Dear Indugu will be joined by Graham Patzner, The Shillz, and Today Okay. Fri., Feb. 26. 8pm. $7. El Rincon. 2700 16th Street. 415.513.7589

Mike Lai

One Night Only
“Join Southern Exposure and Mike Lai for The Legendary Lions vs. the Fists of Fury, a dance-off competition between traditional Chinese lion dancers and Bruce Lee’s life sized fist. A contest between the physical performance of traditional, authentic Kung Fu and the showmanship and special effects of contemporary, filmic Kung Fu, the event will feature five sets of battles. M.C. Julian Mocine-McQueen and local judges from the fields of art, Kung Fu and dance along with the audience will determine the winners.” Soex’s website has a more complete history of his martial-arts performing, genderbending, Bruce Lee impersonating history as an artist. Fri., Feb. 26. 8pm. Southern Exposure. 417 14th Street. 415.863.2141

The Lab
Jonas Reinhardt, Late Young, Bronze, and Warm Leatherette perform this Saturday. I wonder how long it took to wash off all that paint. Sat., Feb. 27. 8pm. $6 or FREE with membership. The Lab. 2948 16th Street. 415.864.8855

Owen Schuh

Pythagorean Nightmare
“Inspired by the relationship between function and form, Owen Schuh explores the cross-section of mathematical theory, biological process and mechanical engineering as it relates to his role as an artist. Infinite mathematical functions processed by physical means, the resulting works are testament to the one of the great mysteries of our world. On display will be a drawing machine built from recycled materials and corresponding works on paper.” Sat., Feb. 27. 6pm. Receiver. 1415 Valencia Street. 415.938-RCVR

Breathe Owl Breathe!!!
Breathe Owl Breathe only has one song available for listening on their myspace. But one song is all it takes to know you want to see this band live. Plus the female vocalist reminds me of Feist, and she can shred the cello. Also Playing: Antonette Goroch, and Pat Johnson. Sun., Feb. 28. 8pm. $7. Make-Out Room. 3225 22nd Street. 415.647.2888