Humphrey’s by the Bay is kicking off its summer run by tolling Broken Bells Tuesday night. That’s that indie-rock-meets-synth-pop project with that guy from that band, not the guy from Death Cab, the other guy from the other band, but doing as the guy from Death Cab did. I should look it up, but I just...you know?... Hay! Horse Feathers plays Casbah with Dawn Landes and Joel Partyboy West. Kill Rock Stars quartet Horse Feathers comes to us from Portland, Oregon, by way of Nick Drake and Iron & Wine. Lots of string-y things on new one Thistle Spring, which is just lovely, I’m told.... It’s going to be a Bonerama at Belly Up. As in trombone-a-rama, pigs. This brassy New Orleans big band brings the funk.... Coupla good ones uptown, too, as Illinois’ roots-rocking Forecast and Kansas City royals Queens Club set up at Soda Bar...while Radio Room dials in Portland pop-rock four piece Microtia with our own Misc. Ailments and Oh Air Night. James Mercer from the Shins!!