Friday, July 25
•Capitol Hill Block Party A-list festival headlining talent has become less a surprise and more an expectation in recent years. (See: Outkast, Jane’s Addiction, Lady Gaga, etc.) And though at one point it seemed to be going in a similar direction, booking acts like Sonic Youth and Jack White, Capitol Hill Block Party scaled back this year in favor of a different route, committing to newer talent over upscale, flashy mega-acts. Now in its 18th year, this particular lineup fills the void for those who wish their favorite indie bands like The War on Drugs, Dum Dum Girls, and Matt & Kim got more notice. Plus the potential of an MC collab between A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg is alone worth all the hype. Through Sunday. With Spoon, Chromeo, Odesza, The Budos Band, and lots more. Between Broadway and 12th Avenue and Pine and Union Streets, capitolhillblockparty.com. Single-day, $50 plus fees; two- and three-day advance pass, $90 and up. All ages. DUSTY HENRY (Watch seattleweekly.com/reverb for Dusty’s comprehensive review of the fest.)
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Sunday, July 27
The Body has been getting serious attention lately, and for good reason. Released From Love, its collaborative vinyl-only release with Louisiana’s Thou, is one of the year’s best heavy records so far. Live, the Portland guitar-and-drum duo’s sets replicate its noisy sludge flawlessly. Seattle keyboard-and-drum duo MTNS headline. With Old Man Wizard, Witch Ripper. The Highline, 210 Broadway E., 328-7837, highlineseattle.com. 9 p.m. $10–$12. 21 and over. JB
Mötley Crue “The Final Tour,” we’ve all hear that before, haven’t we? In this case however, there’s an urge to believe it. Guitarist Mick Mars’ health, while never great, isn’t going to get better. His group might record another song or two and play the odd one-off gig, but this really feels like the last ride for the all-original lineup of the Crue. With Alice Cooper. White River Amphitheater, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd SE, Auburn, 360-825-6200, livenation.com/venues/14577/white-river-amphitheatre. 7 p.m. $52 and up. CORBIN REIFF