Bumbershoot tends to Hoover up most of the quality local bands you might want to see in the weeks surrounding Labor Day, but hey: the economy still bites and not all of us have the cash to drop on one of Bumbershoot's graduated tickets. Fortunately, this bill of garage rock bands (Partman Parthorse), psychedelic doom (Labyrinth & the Desert), ambient alt-psych (the Curious Mystery), straight metal (Throne of Bone) and a whole bunch of local bands of other rock sub-genres would be thrilled to play their crusty little hearts out for you for a fraction of the cost of Bumbershoot -- and without all those pesky small children harshing your mellow. Or, if you're attending Bumbershoot but would like to escape the aforementioned children for a hot minute, the Belltown Underground Events Center is but a modest walk from Seattle Center. I promise you, it will be better than Weezer. With Naomi Punk, A Gun That Shoots Knives, Brad Dunn, KLED, Spurm, Resets, Stephanie, Valu-Pak, Contraband Countryband, Country Lips, Dudamana, DJ Leopold Bloom. SARA BRICKNER

Sat., Sept. 4, 3 p.m., 2010

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