WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8
Cap Lori The stage name of diminutive singer/songwriter Tennessee Rose (fun fact: the daughter-in-law of Murder City Devil Spencer Moody), who sings hypnotic, desolate songs for acoustic guitar and her breathy but tuneful voice. With Isis and the Ghost, Slow Skate. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618, thecrocodile.com. 7 p.m. $5. All ages.
Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger The latest from this Portland dance-pop group is June's I'll Find You in Colors. With Screens, Varnish. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $5.
Shonen Knife This all-female Japanese pop-punk trio celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. With The Mallard, TacocaT. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $12 adv./$14 DOS.
Sigur Rós The Icelandic post-rockers' newest album Valtari is accompanied by a series of Valtari Mystery Films, short interpretative clips dreamed up by such directors as New York art star Ryan McGinley. The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 877-784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. Sold out. All ages.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
Canals of Venice This local quartet blends folk tunes with chamber-rock instrumentation like violin and cello. With Ethan J. Perry, Jason Childs Band. Skylark, 3803 Delridge Way S.W., 935-2111, skylarkcafe.com. 8 p.m. $5.
CopperWire A recently formed rap group featuring local MC Gabriel Teodros, whose debut full-length is the hip-hop space opera Earthbound. With OCnotes, ORBÉ. Nectar Lounge. 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.
Master Musicians of Bukkake This iconoclastic local drone ensemble includes members of Accused, Earth, and Sun City Girls. With Black Mass Rising. JewelBox/Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 10 p.m. $7.
Too Short A player in the '80s and '90s West Coast hip-hop scene, he collaborated with artists like Tupac, Biggie, and Scarface back in the day. With Chillest Illest, Steady the Boss. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $25.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
Brad The second installment of Concerts at the Mural features this local rock group, which counts Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard among its members. With the Young Evils, Posse. Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St., 684-7200, seattlecenter.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. All ages.
Doe Bay Festival This idyllic, hyper-exclusive, sold-out-for-months festival is now in its fifth year. And this year, there's even a little diversity among the usual folk, with THEESatisfaction's trippy R&B, Lemolo's coy dream pop, and cloud-rap hip-hop duo Kung Foo Grip. Doe Bay Resort, 107 Doe Bay Rd., Olga, 360-376-2291, doebayfest.com. All day. Sold out. All ages.
The Piniellas This local trio counts the Ramones as its main influence, and it shows in their catchy, throwback punk tunes. Skylark. 8 p.m.
Red Fang Murder in the Mountains, the latest release from this Portland hard-rock band, had an unlikely producer: Decemberists guitarist Chris Funk. With Black Breath, Brokaw. Neumos. 8 p.m. $15.
Viper Creek Club Tonight's show benefits the community-boosting nonprofit Gorilla FC, which donates Seattle Sounders tickets to youth organizations and has a large hairy ape as its mascot. With The Redwood Plan, DJs Gin & Tonic, Alligator Sweater. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, thebarboza.com. 7 p.m. $10.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
The English Beat Known simply as "The Beat" in its native England, this ska revival group reformed in 2009 after a 26-year hiatus. With Natalie Wouldn't. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. $20 adv./$25 DOS.
The Nasty Habits This '80s and '90s cover band plays hits from the likes of Duran Duran and Prince. With Pelvis, BleedTogether. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 9:30 p.m. $7.
Seattle Soul Sessions Local all-R&B label Empathy Records presents a soulful night out with some of their most prized talent. We smell a date night! With Darrius Willrich, Tamara Witherspoon, Michelle Lang, Johnny Gray, Jairemie Alexander, DJ Peg. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., 722-3009, columbiacitytheater.com. 7:30 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS.
Uzi Rash This Oakland sludge-punk band will release a 7-inch on local label GGNZLA Records at this show. With Stickers, The Pharmacy. JewelBox/Rendezvous. 10 p.m. $5.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
Melissa Etheridge The latest from this Academy Award–winning songwriter and guitarist is the forthcoming 4th Street Feeling. Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., 548-2500, zoo.org/zootunes. 6 p.m. $39.50. All ages.
Howth This Brooklyn-by-way-of-Minneapolis folk five-piece released the subdued Newkirk earlier this year. With Castle Dwellers, Hooves and Beak. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $6.
King Dude This doomy Seattle singer/songwriter is having a bit of a moment right now, getting his due from sites from NPR to Stereogum for his hollowed-out, acoustic, zombie Man in Black-isms. With Wino, Connie Ochs. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $10.
Koldun Formed last September, this progressive-rock trio incorporates Eastern European folk into its sound. With The Artificial Red. High Dive. 8 p.m. $6.
MONDAY, AUGUST 13
Sara Gazarek This contemporary jazz singer recently put out her first new album in five years, Blossom & Bee. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 8 p.m. $20. All ages.
Ghost Town Riot This local group plays classic rock with moderately atmospheric modern touches. With The Kyle Turley Band. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $6.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 14
Charli XCX Riding a steady wave of blog hype, in June this British singer released her debut EP, You're the One. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $10. All ages.
Electric Frankenstein For more than 20 years, these New Jersey rockers have been channeling first-wave punk. With Piston Ready, Acid Angels, the Triple Sixes, Downstrokes. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, elcorazonseattle.com. 8:30 p.m. $13 adv./$15 DOS.
The Devil Whale The Salt Lake City–based project of songwriter Brinton Jones toured as The Head and the Heart's opener last year. With Tom Eddy, Bison. Tractor Tavern. 9 p.m. $8.