Adam Franklin is the former frontman from revered epic noisy rock onslaught act, Swervedriver. His newest outing (with Bolts of Melody) leans toward a bit of a pop thing but still makes ones head swim (and ears bleed just a lil) with swirling, psychedelic guitar effects...
You can see him at PJs Lager House - 1/30 - more info
Also, coming in from Brooklyn, is the serene baroque pop of Clare and the Reasons, playing with Nouvelle Vague. Read about Clare and the Reasons at NPR - for the "song of the day."
You can see them at the Crofoot - on 1/28 - more info