Seven Nights of Shows


Intronaut This Los Angeles metal band, embarking on its first North American headlining tour, is as prone to wander off on odd-meter extended jams as it is to melt faces. With Scale the Summit, Mouth of the Architect. Highline, 210 Broadway Ave E., 328-7837, highline 8 p.m. $10 adv.

• Junip When he’s not playing solo, José Gonzalez fronts this psych-folk group whose music melds his acoustic guitar with drums and synthesizers. With On an On, Barbarossa. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, 8 p.m. $15 adv.

oOoOO Chris Dexter was frequently lumped in with the “witch house” genre when he came onto the scene in 2010 as oOoOO, but his dark and immersive electronic music has proven far less ephemeral than that unfortunate tag. With Groundislava, Partman Parthorse, Smigonaut, WaMu. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, 7 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS. All ages.

White Arrows Singer Mikey Church has a backstory more interesting than most: He was legally blind until age 11, and holds a degree in shamanistic ritual from NYU. The synaesthetic abstraction of his early years informs his band’s psychedelic strain of tropical, guitar-driven electro-pop. With Black Nite Crash, Tokyoidaho. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, 8 p.m. $10.


Broken Water Akin to Hardly Art labelmates Grave Babies, this Olympia three-piece writes dense, noisy rock songs. Its latest, last year’s Seaside and Sedmikrásky, consists of two epic-length drone symphonies. With Haunted Horses, Jetman Jetteam. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, 9 p.m.

High Ceiling This Shelton, Wash., band hasn’t released an album since 2009’s Illusions, but its dubbed-out reggae sound is hardly in need of an update. With Quantonium. Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, 8 p.m. $5 adv./$8 DOS.


• Cut Hands Curated by online clothing retailer Actual Pain, this show brings iconoclastic electronic noisemaker William Bennett to Seattle. Best known as a member of “power electronics” noise duo Whitehouse, Bennett incorporates the sounds of African music into his work as Cut Hands. With Black Rain, SH6RL686, Actual Pain. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, 9 p.m. $15 adv.

Don Carlos and Dub Vision Roots reggae artist Don Carlos began his career four decades ago as a member of a vocal group; his distinctive voice is now the centerpiece of Dub Vision, his full band. With Dub International, DJ Court. Neumos. 8 p.m. $20 adv.

• Mikal Cronin On his very good new album MCII, Cronin crafts terse, fuzzed-out power-pop that would sound at home on ’80s college radio. With Shannon and the Clams, Dude York. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, 9:30 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.

Niku is the stage name of musician and sound designer Nicolas Danielson, who makes brainy, experimental electronic music with a post-punk bent. This is a release show for his Body Perspective EP, which features a collaboration with Ravenna Woods frontman Chris Cunningham. With Fey Moth, Screens. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.


Ball of Wax 32 Release Party The release show for this edition of the ever-eclectic compilation series is heavy on folk, from the atmospheric ruminations of Levi Fuller to the Foghorns’ lively country- and bluegrass-inspired tunes. Admission includes a copy of the CD. With Black Swedes, Pampa, GreenhornBluehorn, Robert Deeble. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640, 8:30 p.m. $7.

• B’shnorkestra Composer Samantha Boshnack, whose compositions draw on jazz, rock, salsa, and classical, is the mastermind behind this 13-piece orchestra. The similarly symphonic-minded Jherek Bischoff opens. Columbia City Theater. 9 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.

Small Black With May’s Limits of Desire This Brooklyn act shows it’s completely abandoned the chillwave associations of its early years for a sleek, high-fidelity electro-pop sound. With Heavenly Beat. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, 7 p.m. $13 adv.


Crystal Fighters blend Basque folk traditions with popular elements of contemporary electronic music. The group’s most recent album is the awesomely titled Cave Rave. With Alpine, Aan. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, 8 p.m. $12 adv.

Hooves and Beak Perhaps the only local folk-rock group to feature a harp as a lead instrument, Hooves and Beak released its debut three-song EP last month. With Doe Eye, Debbie Neigher, The Thoughts. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $5 adv.

No Tide This Lincoln, Neb., pop-punk four-piece is on the road in support of its brand-new Meridian EP. With The Harlequin State, Noise Brigade, Elude, Deviance. El Corazon. 7 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.


Black Prairie This Portland string band, which features members of the Decemberists, will perform selections from a soundtrack composed for author Jon Mooallem’s new book Wild Ones. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, 7:30 p.m. $18 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.

Jake Nannery This local songwriter’s gruff-voiced acoustic folk-rock is highly earnest. With Andrea Desmond & the White Lights, Sea of Misinformation. Sunset Tavern. 7:30 p.m. $6.


• Free Energy is the apotheosis of all those bands who describe their music as “good ol’-fashioned rock ’n’ roll.” The Philadelphia band’s music is bubblegum classic rock that—for better or worse—sounds stuck in a jukebox next to a Cheap Trick record. With The West. Tractor Tavern. 8:30 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.

Groove for Thought This seven-piece a cappella/vocalese group performs a variety of pop music in a jazz style. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, 5:30 p.m. $25.50.

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