Oct. 12-18, 2005

Wednesday, October 12

Coheed and Cambria + the Blood Brothers + Dredg + Mewithoutyou

Each of these bands obliterate the staleness of emo with impressive experimentation, from C&C's fourth installment in their proggy opus, Good Apollo . . . , to mewithoutyou's almost Rodan-like, naked intensity. Showbox, 7:30 p.m. $20 adv./$22

The Killers

Their 15 minutes aren't up just yet, but whether they spend their sophomore advance making something as decent as Hot Fuss or blow it on expensive suits and champagne remains to be seen. KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., 684-7202, $27.50/$33.75

Martha Wainwright

Every bit as nettled, mouthy, and, most importantly, talented, as her older brother Rufus, Martha Wainwright sings like she has all day to do it. Stretching out her sultry sentences and then snapping back in half the time, Martha has a style of her own. Sarah Blasko opens. Triple Door, 7:30 p.m. $12 adv./$14

Scream Club

Oly's Scream Club's smug, half-assed "rap" should stay in the dorm rooms, but that won't stop white-belters from feigning enjoyment at this show. NRDLNGR, the Nachos, New Grey Area, and the Bobcats open. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $6

Thursday, October 13

Against Me!

The Florida folk-punk band who once encouraged throwing bricks through Starbucks' windows returns to lead us sheep in the riotous chant—with the Expoxies, the Soviettes, and Smoke or Fire—headlining one of the rowdiest, sing-alongiest shows of the year, guaranteed. Neumo's, 7 p.m. $12


A big ol' evening of soft-rock covers and karaoke, put on by the Withholders, featuring SW contributor Chris Lorraine, who play along with Dear John Letters, Braden Blake, Math and Physics Club, the Hot Rollers, and Joe Howe. Sunset Tavern, 9 p.m. $7

Friday, October 14

The Bourbonites + Memphis Radio Kings

The Bourbonites can't decide if they "play rock and think country" or the inverse, but either way it's a winning combination, evoking Wilco without the ginormous ego-stroking. Memphis Radio Kings mix gospel and punk into the equation equally well. With Grown Up Trouble. High Dive, 9 p.m. $7


The Oakland rap legend has a local connection or two—he's worked with Seattle production comer Jake One—but you don't need any excuse to see a master at work. Bosko, Cool Nutz and Maniac Lok, E-Dawg, Unexpected Arrival, Mr. Benjamin, and Wise One open. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $20 adv./$25

Gov't Mule + Moe.

Warren Haynes' post-Allmans guitar trio does jam-banding right—songs, solos that wail even when they wander, a rhythm section that rocks. Moe. are less adept at this but still have their hearts in the right place. Showbox, 8 p.m. $32.50 adv./$35

Junior P + Danny Ital

There's a couple great reggae weeklies in town, and here's a chance to catch some young guns from Jamaica, St. Croix, and environs, along with MC Bones and the Rastafari Nyahbinghi Drummers. Cafe Ibex, 3219 MLK Jr. Way S., 326-9015, 9 p.m. $12

Kinski + Green Milk From the Planet Orange

When Sub Pop was honored by the Recording Academy recently, Kinski made one of the cheekiest moves at the gala, performing a tribute to the Dwarves for a majority of suits. Their right-on humor and rock ferocity is matched by GMFTPO, AKA Japan's Mars Volta. Funhouse, 9:30 p.m. $8


For over a decade these industrial rockers, led by blond bombshell Gen, have been "preaching to the perverted" and scaring Lords of Acid fans. Tonight they play early for the kids who can't get into Dildo 101 at Babeland (with Charlie Drown), and with Beautiful Creatures for the rest of us. Fenix, 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. $15 adv./$18

The Stereo Future + Mono in VCF + Black Nite Crash + the Reluctants

TSF's Nick Kamuda recently brought Japanese sensations the Pillows and the Noodles to town, so catch his band's poppy goodness—as well as the others—before they take advantage of their connections and head to Tokyo this fall. Crocodile Cafe, 9 p.m. $5

Saturday, October 15

Blood Moon Eve: A Celebration of All Things Dark

Best known for its DJ nights, Lo_Fi is, by name, a performance gallery: hence local arts org the Cabiri's production of Blood Moon, which involves "Transylvanian hoedown" band Ensemble Sub Masa, the experimental Midnight on Europa, DJs Catherinna and Kaosqueen, aerialists and you—preferably dressed as a villain. Lo_Fi Performance Gallery, 9 p.m. $10

Brooks & Dunn + Big & Rich + the Warren Brothers

Male country duos rule. The headliners have done great work, but it's the second-billed that should provide the fireworks, especially now that they have a second album coming out. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road, Auburn, 206-628-0888, 7 p.m. $29–$53.75

Harvey Danger + the Lashes

Two college-rocky local fixtures support good new releases—in Harvey Danger's case, one you can download free if you like, though that hasn't (and won't) stopped anyone from picking up the physical object, especially locally. Crocodile Cafe, 9 p.m. $10 adv./$12

The Hold Steady + the Constantines

SEE CD REVIEWS (Constantines) AND CD-R GO! (Hold Steady), P. 51. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12

Opeth + Pelican

The co-headliners are responsible for two of the best metal albums of the year, Opeth's Ghost Reveries and Pelican's The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw. Fireball Ministry opens. El Corazon, 7 p.m. $20 adv./$23 Pelican also play Electric Heavyland, 252 N.E. 45th St., 206-545-2800, at 6 p.m. Free

Rosie Thomas (CD release)

Thomas' just-released If Songs Could Be Held, her third for Sub Pop, is predictably twee, but its inspired emoting should resonate nicely in this intimate venue. Triple Door, 8 p.m. $12 Also October 21 at Easy Street Records Queen Anne, 6 p.m. Free

Son of Rose + Wyndel Hunt + Tyler Potts

Pray for an overcast, rainy Saturday. This showcase of artists on local label Dragon's Eye—minimal and mostly analog electronic composers—is going to sound perfect with a warm cup of joe. DJ Starterkit spins between sets. All City Coffee, 125 Prefontaine Pl. S., 652-8331, 4 p.m. Free

Wolf Eyes + Pruriant + Chris Corsano/Paul Flaugherty + Withdrawal Method

Together, Chris Corsano and Paul Flaugherty call what they play "the Hated Music." How gorgeous then that they're paired tonight with Wolf Eyes, the noisecore front-runners known for setting fire to the inside of your ears. Sunset Tavern, 9 p.m. $10 adv./12

Sunday, October 16

dios (malos)

Phil Ek had a hand in dios (malos)' self-titled debut, which is about the same tempo and timbre as anything else on The OC soundtrack they appeared on a while back. Swords and Tim Seely open. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $8

Robert Fripp

One of the most imaginative rock guitarists ever, Fripp and his bag of effects and delays can be a mesmerizing experience when left to his own devices. Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, 8 p.m. $30

Wally Shoup + Chris Corsano + Paul Flaugherty

Last time New England free improv jazzcore drummer Corsano was in town, he played Wallingford with Shoup and shredder Bill Horist and evoked cartoon forest fires and film noir. With agility, speed, and restraint, Corsano scatters surreal rhythms and far-out ideas. His collaborators color outside the lines. Gallery 1412, 8 p.m. $5–$15

Monday, October 17

Superpitcher + Ada + Metope

Maybe the best electronic bill of the year: Superpitcher's Today is one of the year's best DJ-mix CDs, Ada's Blondie one of 2004's smartest single-artist discs. Metope's new one only has a couple killer cuts, but he's done good work before. Count on dancing—hard. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $10

Tuesday, October 18

Daniel Lanois + Tortoise

The ambient-esque production of the headliner helped make the '80s that much more somnambulant, an effect achieved by the openers (who will also back Lanois during his set). An inspired combination. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12

Gogol Bordello

Eugene Hutz—he of the handlebar moustache and endless, ragged charisma–and his band of New York–based ex-pats put on one of the hands-down best live shows in the country. They support their terrific new Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike. Throw Rag and the Scotch Greens open. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $10 adv. All ages

McCoy Tyner

The legendary jazz pianist performs here with basssist Charnett Moffett and drummer Eric Kamau Gravatt. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m. $26.50–$28.50 Also Wed., Oct. 19–Sun., Oct. 23


Oct 19 Dar Williams + Girlyman, Moore Theatre

Oct 19 Nada Surf, Neumo's

Oct 20 ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra), Tractor

Oct 21–22 Sage Francis, Neumo's

Oct 21 The Posies, Neumo's

Oct 21 Bauhaus, Paramount

Oct 22 Iron and Wine + Calexico, Moore Theatre

Oct 23 David Gray, KeyArena

Oct 25 The Go! Team, Showbox

Oct 26 Foo Fighters + Weezer, KeyArena

Oct 27–28 Decemberists + Cass McCombs, Showbox

Oct 28 The Tiger Lillies, Moore Theatre

Oct 30 Rolling Stones + Mötley Crüe, KeyArena

Oct 30 Broadcast, Neumo's

Oct 30 Our Lady Peace + Augustana, Showbox

Oct 31 311, Moore Theatre

Nov 1 Metric, Crocodile Cafe

Nov 3 Paul McCartney, KeyArena

Nov 4 Bright Eyes + Sons and Daughters + Willie Mason, Moore Theatre

Nov 4 My Morning Jacket + Saul Williams, Showbox

Nov 5 Rachel's + Tristeza, Neumo's

Nov 6 Clay Aiken, McCaw Hall

Nov 7 The Magic Numbers, Crocodile

Nov 7 The Moody Blues, Paramount

Nov 7 They Might Be Giants, Moore

Nov 7 Atmosphere + Blueprint, Showbox

Nov 8 Def Leppard + Bryan Adams, Everett Events Center

Nov 8 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Benaroya Hall

Nov 8 Blues Traveler + Carbon Leaf, Showbox

Nov 8 Staind + Taproot, Paramount

Nov 9 Jethro Tull, McCaw Hall

Nov 9 Amos Lee, Showbox

Nov 9 Rob Thomas + Anna Nalick, Paramount

Nov 10 The Roots, Premier

Nov 12 Ben Lee + New Buffalo, Chop Suey

Nov 12 Broken Social Scene + Feist, Showbox

Nov 12 Henry Rollins, Moore Theatre

Nov 12 Bonnie Raitt, Paramount

Nov 12 Liz Phair, Neumo's

Nov 13 Jason Mraz + James Blunt + Tristan Prettyman, Paramount

Nov 14 The Dandy Warhols + the Out Crowd, Showbox

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