Seven Nights: The Week Ahead

Wednesday, August 15

Blicky These local '80s revivalists combine post-punk and electronica. With Moose Portrait. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, 8 p.m. $5. All ages.

Cold Specks Twenty-three-year-old London resident Al Spx's Goth-influenced acoustic soul earned her a record deal with Mute/EMI at the beginning of the year. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, 8 p.m. $12.50.

Tuktu This local four-piece plays moderately proggy indie rock. With Memory Thief. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, 9 p.m. $6.

Thursday, August 16

The Honeycutters Hailing from western North Carolina, this honky-tonk duo released its sophomore album, When Bitter Met Sweet, earlier this year. With Aaron Zig. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640, 9 p.m. $8.

Lyrics Born In his formative years in the Bay Area, this funk-influenced MC collaborated with Blackalicious and DJ Shadow. With The Night Cappers. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $14. All ages.

The Spinning Whips This local rock group recently played a show with Detroit cult rock band The Sights. With Gibraltar, Soggy Loggins and the Log Jam Band. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $6.

Android Hero This three-piece plays pounding, breakneck punk songs with names like "Adolf Coors, Beer Nazi." With XSUNS, A God Or Another, Noise A Tron. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, 8 p.m. $7.

Friday, August 17

Creeping Time Active since 1997, this modern bluegrass group once released a live album recorded at the same venue where it will play this show. With Dead Crew Oddwood, Renegade Stringband. Conor Byrne. 9 p.m. $8.

Dana Falconberry This Austin, Texas, songwriter's orchestral folk-pop has earned high praise from the likes of No Depression and PopMatters. With Margaux's Little Ploy, Steven Nielson. JewelBox/Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelbox 10 p.m. $5.

Diamond Rings The solo project of Canadian multimedia artist John O'Regan, Diamond Rings released its debut album, Special Affections, last year. Barboza. 7 p.m. $12.

Love Battery Live performances are rare for this first-wave grunge band, which has yet to release an album in this millennium. With Absolute Monarchs, Wayfinders. Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St., 684-7200, 5:30 p.m. Free. All ages.

THE WALKING PAPERS Duff McKagan and Mike McCready—veterans of Guns N' Roses and Pearl Jam, respectively—bring their band to Slim's for an after-work special that benefits The Heroes Project, a nonprofit that brings wounded veterans to the top of the world's highest peaks. All this evening's proceeds help pay for single-amputee Marine Kionte Storey's trip up Mount Vinson in Antarctica. Slim's Last Chance Chili, 5606 First Avenue S., 762-7900,, 6 p.m., $15.

Saturday, August 18

AMDEF The fifth annual Art. Music. Dance. Entertainment. Fashion. show will feature belly dancing, body piercing, a fetish fashion show, and performances by Billy the Fridge, the Staxx Brothers, and more. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, 6 p.m. $15.

Continental Soldiers It's hard to say what's more disquieting about this rap-rock group: its aggressive sound or that Comic Sans is the body font on its Myspace page. With Fictionist, The Hugs. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, 9:30 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.

Jovanotti The term "world beat" was practically invented for the genre-bending stylings of Jovanotti. It's the Italian songsmith's delivery—one part worldly folkster, two parts Beat poet—that makes his music so special. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 877-784-4849, 9 p.m. $25. All ages.

Jr. Cadillac This local group's '50s rock 'n' roll sound is barely a throwback—it's been together more than 40 years. With Lily Wilde, Barry Curtis. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, 8 p.m. $20. All ages.

Lowmen Markos This in-store performance doubles as the release party for the instrumental rock quartet's sophomore record, Flames! Easy Street Records, 4558 California Ave. S.W., 938-3279, 8 p.m. $5.

Sunday, August 19

All Delighted People A benefit for the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, this concert will feature performances of Sufjan Stevens songs by Shenandoah Davis and Josiah Johnson of The Head and the Heart. Triple Door. 8 p.m. $14 adv./$17 DOS. All ages.

Brain Tumors Appropriately, these Minneapolis hardcore punks have a song called "Dude Cancer." With The Botherations, Totes Brute. JewelBox/Rendezvous. 9 p.m. $5.

Monday, August 20

Circuit Vine This local experimental duo combines elements of electronica and noise music. With The Funeral And the Twilight, XY Beautiful. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400, 9:30 p.m. $5.

Highlight Bomb This local punk group's most recent release is Finals, its third album. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, August 21

Inkblot True to its name, this Michigan group plays abstract, electronica-tinged dream-pop that's open to interpretation. With Falling Up Stairs, Manhole. High Dive. 8 p.m. $6.

Lee Ritenour This Grammy-winning jazz guitarist will release a new album in September with guest appearances by the likes of Chick Corea and George Duke. With Dave Grusin. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, 7:30 p.m. $28.50. All ages.

Mtns This trio (whose name was formerly spelled "MOUNTAINSS") plays chaotic, jazz-influenced noise rock. With Stickers, Pony Time. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. Free.

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