Seven Nights of Shows


Army Navy Justin Kennedy, the frontman of this Los Angeles–based rock group, is a former bandmate of Ben Gibbard; the pair played together in the short-lived Pinwheel in the mid-'00s. With Gavin Guss. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, 7:30 p.m. $8.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour This Denmark duo (producer Lars Iverson and vocalist Mette Lindberg) released Out of Frequency in January. It's an all- over-the-place sophomore album of freewheeling psychedelic pop, club-ready beats, and disco horn sections. With Millionyoung, Gold Wolf Galaxy. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, 8 p.m. $13.

Hopsin After gaining a following through YouTube, MC Marcus Hopson is set to release his third album next year on Funk Volume, the record label he founded after an acrimonious split with Ruth Records. With Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, SwizZz, George Zelaya. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, 7:30 p.m. $16. All ages.

Snow Patrol Outside of Coldplay, it's hard to think of a bigger alternative rock band to come out of the UK in the past decade than this Scottish four-piece. Since 2003, which saw the release of the multiplatinum Final Straw, the group has quietly sold more than 10 million albums. With Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jake Bugg. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., 381-7555, 6:30 p.m. $29.50–$70. All ages.


The Brambles Active since 2010, this local quartet blends country, bluegrass, and Americana. With Kristen Ward, Jackrabbit. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, 9 p.m. $8.

Crystal Castles Alice Glass and Ethan Katz are touring behind their forthcoming eponymous album, the third for the Toronto electronic duo. With HEALTH, Kontravoid. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, 7 p.m. $28 adv./$32 DOS. All ages.

Curtis Eller With his nimble finger-picking, hyperactive stage presence, and ample mustache, this New York City banjoist cuts quite the figure onstage. With Chicarra Conjunto, Miss Mamie Lavona and Her White Boy Band. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.

Tony Lucca As a tweenager, this Michigan native shared the Disney stage with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and Justin Timberlake on The Mickey Mouse Club. As a contestant on season two of NBC's The Voice, he sang suave and dynamic covers of songs by Spears and Jay-Z, and was famously and bizarrely maligned by Aguilera. He was the competition's most creative and electrifying performer, but ultimately finished third—although he still ended up landing a record deal with Adam Levine's 222 Records. With Justin Hopkins, Daniel Kirkpatrick and the Bayonets. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, 8 p.m. $12.

Andrew Norsworthy Norsworthy's tender guitar picking and soft vocals bring to mind Jose Gonzalez, Sam Beam, and Nick Drake, but his Seattle-by-way-of-Alaska-and-Texas backstory is as singular as the hushed and slightly off-kilter folk he peddles. With Sam Smith, Rob Lundsgaard, Leanne Wilkins. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640, 9 p.m. $8.


Balmorhea This Austin sextet's sprawling instrumental rock is informed by the landscape of the American southwest. With Ghosts I've Met. Columbia City Theater. 9 p.m. $10.

Billy Idol Not including a 2006 Christmas album, it's been seven years since Idol's last release, Devil's Playground, but the '80s rock icon continues to tour heavily with his original guitarist, Steve Stevens. Showbox SoDo. 8 p.m. $40 adv./$45 DOS. All ages.

FreakNight Other shows this month may be more significant locally (Macklemore at WaMu) or nationally (David Byrne and St. Vincent at the 5th Avenue), but nothing captures the youth-cultural zeitgeist quite like this EDM-centered concert, more popular than ever in its 16th year. With Armin van Buuren, Morgan Page, Nicky Romero, Noisia. WaMu Theater. 6:30 p.m. $65. All ages.


The All-American Rejects This Oklahoma pop-punk band supported Blink-182 on its 20th-anniversary tour earlier this year. With Boys Like Girls, Parachute, Dylan Jakobsen. Showbox SoDo. 7 p.m. $25 adv./ $30 DOS. All ages.

Con Bro Chill Professional lacrosse player Connor Martin fronts this party-rock quartet. With the Unibroz. Vera Project. 7:30. $11. All ages.

He Whose Ox Is Gored This local band's synth-laced hard-rock songs fall somewhere around the intersection of doom metal, shoegaze, and post-hardcore. With InAeona, Lo' There Do I See My Brother. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, 9 p.m. $7.


Bambu Originally a member of L.A. hip-hop collective Native Guns, Bambu's solo material sticks largely to social commentary, often centering on the hardships he encountered growing up in Watts. With Kixxie Siete, Rey Resurrection, Nam Nice. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, 7 p.m. $12. All ages.

Bowerbirds The latest from these North Carolinians is the hushed and orchestral The Clearing. With Strand of Oaks, Prypyat. Neumos. 8 p.m. $12 adv.

Husky Fronted by the memorably named Husky Gawenda, this Australian band released its folk-informed debut album Forever So on Sub Pop this past July. With Hannah Georgas. Tractor Tavern. 8 p.m. $12.

Opera on Tap The notion that opera performers consider themselves too haughty to sing anywhere but the most palatial halls has found a splendid counterweight in Opera on Tap, a sort of highbrow/lowbrow pickup game regularly staged in the U District's most well-worn dive. The Blue Moon, 712 N.E. 45th St. 8 p.m. $5.

Witch Gardens This DIY pop group (and the owners of the most entertaining local-band Twitter feed, bar none) headlines an early Halloween show. With Dude York, FF. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $5.


Dark Dark Dark On the recently released Who Needs Who, this Minneapolis five-piece deals in fastidious, piano-driven folk-pop. With Emily Wells, Eternal Fair. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $12. All ages.

Sioux City Pete & the Beggars For almost 10 years, the Funhouse was a grimy dive bar, an intimate live-music venue, and the epicenter of Seattle's punk scene. Two days after this show, it closes for good. This Iowa blues-punk band headlines an employee benefit show for the people who made it happen. With Aimlows, Antique Scream, the Unemployables, Blue Ribbon Boys, the Piniellas, the Hook-Ups, Lisa Dank, Ronald McFondle & Friends. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400, 7 p.m. $10 donation requested.


Brokaw At its best, this Good to Die Records–signed band recalls Rage Against the Machine forced through a lo-fi filter: sludgy, politically charged punk songs that are surprisingly danceable. With The Grindylow, No World, Brain Hornet, The Holy. Funhouse. 9 p.m. $5.

Matt & Kim This relentlessly smiley and upbeat Brooklyn duo—longtime lovebirds Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino—are touring on the back of their chipper, recently released fourth album, Lightning. With Oberhofer. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 877-784-4849, 8 p.m. $22 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.

Sad Face On March's Cheer Yourself Up EP, this five-piece plays brooding, post-punk-tinged art rock. With Ghost Town Riot, San Francesca. Sunset Tavern. 7:30 p.m. $6.

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