July 6-12, 2005

Wednesday, July 6

Michelle Shocked and the Mighty Sound

Shocked has been relatively quiet over the past few years, so she's made up for it by issuing three albums at once. Bet she plays plenty—but not exclusively—from each. Triple Door, 7:30 p.m. $25

Oh No

Destined to forever be described as "Madlib's little brother," Oh No is a pretty decent MC in his own right, though his older bro's beats are the highlights of his catalog so far. Diverse opens. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $5

Ray LaMontagne

A guy who quit his job to pursue his muse and came out the other side with a major-label deal and a well-received debut of unassuming roots-rock, LaMontagne is a parable in the making. Considering what his stuff sounds like, this is almost comically appropriate. Moore Theatre, 8 p.m. $19–$21 adv./$20.50–$23.50

Thursday, July 7

Hassan Hakmoun

Peter Gabriel, on whose Real World label the Moroccan Hakmoun debuted, has described Hakmoun's voice as among the world's most piercing and intriguing. Blending rock and funk with hints of Arabic mysticism and West African rhythms, his performance should be a refreshing break from the norm. Triple Door, 7:30 p.m. $22

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Africa's premier a cappella troupe have been on the road in some form or other for the past 35 years, and despite having lost some key members along the way, they appear not to be slowing down. This is our gain. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 8 p.m. $35

Spanish for 100

This local quartet's twangish power pop had been gaining a foothold before KEXP latched onto 'em, and they've been honing it ever since. Treasure State, the Glasses, and the Senate Arcade open. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $7

The Spits (CD release)

Whether or not the world needs another three-chord, junk-punk Spits album is not the question. The Spits don't make music you need, they make music you can't help but enjoy—music you love despite your better judgment. With the Atoms, Okmoniks, and the Suspicions. Funhouse, 9:30 p.m. $6

Friday, July 8

Donald Glaude

Seattle veteran Glaude has apparently relocated to Vegas (that's what his Web site says, at least), but his furiously pumping style has made as many techno and house converts in the Emerald City as any DJ's, and the new This Is Me mix CD may make a few extras as well. With DJ Flave and Venus. Element, 9 p.m. $10

Green Milk From the Planet Orange

The Japanese group's newest, City Calls Revolution (Beta-lactam Ring Records) was recorded at the same Brooklyn studios that birthed the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Fever to Tell. The difference between one art-rock trio and another? Three words: "calculated prog assault." With Master Musicians of Bukkake and Bill Horist. Funhouse, 9:30 p.m. $7

Infected Mushroom

Remember Goa and/or psychedelic trance? All whipoorwilling 303s and squiggly textures, designed with more deliberate forethought to enhance the LSD and/or psilocybin experience than pretty much any music in history? Infected Mushroom, if the name hadn't tipped you off, make that music, and if you find it overbearing on the natural, you're not alone. But we suspect hearing it in this setting will be something else entirely. Premier, 10 p.m. $20 adv./$25

Reggie Watts

The Maktub frontman has so many other projects going on at any given time you'd be forgiven for not being able to keep up with them all. This solo show should help you get up to speed, though. Triple Door, 8 p.m. $15

Tablet Rock 101 Anniversary Party: The Lights + the Turn-Ons + the Vells

"101" indeed—here's a bill that neatly triangulates a certain amount of the city's rock action, from the dreamy Vells to the harder-edged Lights and Turn-Ons. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $7

Saturday, July 9

Chicago Blues Reunion

Barry Goldberg, Harvey Mandel, Nick Gravenites, Sam Lay, Tracy Nelson, and Corky Siegel all got their starts in the ferment of the '60s blues revival, and this two-night stand should be a fun recapitulation of their glory days. Triple Door, 8 p.m. $29. Also Sunday, July 10, at 8 p.m.

Gogol Bordello

If you're a fan of the local ensemble Kultur Shock, you might already know of the New York City equivalent. Ukranian-born Eugene Hutz and his veritable Benetton ad of a band are world fusion gypsy punks. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12

Grandmaster Flash

The former block party DJ's pioneering ascent into the worlds of turntablism, production, and remixing have been inspiring the hip-hop community for nearly 30 years, and will hopefully inspire their booties to shake tonight.Last Supper Club, 10 p.m. $15

Ian McFeron and the Band + the Bourbonites

Young singer-songwriter McFeron and his roots-rock band earned repeated nods from radio station the Mountain for their 2003 debut. With more edge and less fiddle, they perform with the Bourbonites tonight in support of their bluesy second effort, A Long Way to Freedom. High Dive, 10 p.m. $7

Link Wray

As the man who created the greatest rock-guitar tone ever and one of the five or six best instrumentals of all time (that'd be "Rumble"), Wray has earned the right to stalk the stage like a maniac, as he will assuredly do here. Black Crabs and Eddie and the Helldregs open. Tractor Tavern, 9 p.m. $15

Van's Warped Tour

Before growing up starts to suck the fun out of everything, there's the reliable summer rite-of-passage that is Warped. This year's cast of the usual suspects—Strung Out, Dropkick Murphys, MXPX, et al.—includes goth-punk darlings My Chemical Romance, which might even cause a few oughta-know-betters to attend. Gorge Amphitheatre, 754 Silica Rd. N.W., George, 12:30 p.m. $31.25

Sunday, July 10

Alanis Morissette + Jason Mraz

Demonstrating her greatest artistic gift—namely, that she won't go away no matter how much you might wish her to—Morissette has rerecorded, acoustically, her 1995 breakthrough, Jagged Little Pill. Isn't that awesome? We didn't think so, either. The equally ignorable Mraz may demonstrate similar longevity. Paramount Theatre, 8 p.m. $57-$67

John Hiatt + North Mississippi Allstars

Hiatt's made some good records (1987's Bring the Family) and has written plenty of good songs, so we won't wince too hard if he plays that one about not smashing his guitar. NMAS are what their name says—no less and sometimes even a little more. South Lake Union Park Summer Nights, 860 Terry Ave. N., 7 p.m. $38

Monday, July 11

Billy Idol

In the midnight hour, you might cry, "More, more, more," but there isn't actually any reason to do so with Idol, who's got a new record out that no one will care about in six months if they do now. If you want to shout with the oldies, you can do it a lot cheaper in the comfort of your own home. Paramount Theatre, 8 p.m. $40

Blitzen Trapper

Portland's Blitzen Trapper are an appealingly oddball outfit that resemble Wilco in experimental mode, only less angsty and a little more homegrown (in all senses). Calgary's Falconhawk and Mason and the Levitations open. Sunset Tavern, 9 p.m. $6

The Lee Boys

One of Florida's (and America's) premier sacred steel gospel bands, the Lee Boys, like the others in their general category, bring the house of the Lord to you in order to rock it hard. Amen. Triple Door, 7:30 p.m. $15 adv./$17

Tuesday, July 12

John Hammond

The bluesman has been illuminating the corners of his chosen genre for over four decades now, which means a deluxe-sized repertoire to choose from. What's doubly nice is that his recent work stands up with any of it. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m. $20.50

Laura Cantrell + Jimmy Ryan + Mark Spencer

On her latest, Humming by the Flowered Vine, Laura Cantrell covers an old Lucinda Williams song, but if you didn't know better, you would think it was her own. And that's about the best compliment a girl like her could receive. Triple Door, 7:30 p.m. $12. Also at Easy Street Records Queen Anne July 11 at 6 p.m., 20 Mercer St., 206-691-3279.

Luke Temple

One could suffer a worse fate than watching a Luke Temple show (surely you remember Prometheus getting his flesh pecked away by a giant eagle). However, it really is dreadful to watch a performer who's not quite sure he belongs on the stage. Though his mostly tolerable indie-whine has propelled him to local best-seller lists, he lacks the stage presence to back it up. Crocodile Cafe, 9:30 p.m. $6

Upcoming Shows

July 13 John Hammond Jr., Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

July 13 Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Moore Theatre

July 13 Gatsby's American Dream, El Corazon

July 14–17 Arturo Sandoval, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

July 16 Chris Isaak, South Lake Union Park

July 16 Kings of Leon + Secret Machines, Moore Theatre

July 15 Beck, Paramount Theatre

July 17 Billy Corgan, Moore Theatre

July 17 Eminem + 50 Cent + Lil Jon & the Eastside Boyz, White River Amphitheatre

July 17 Maria Muldaur, Triple Door

July 18 The Go! Team, Neumo's

July 19–20 Indigo Girls, South Lake Union Park

July 20 Marc Cohn + Suzanne Vega, Woodland Park Zoo

July 20 Waterson:Carthy, Tractor Tavern

July 21 Dierks Bentley, Showbox

July 22 Poco + Pure Prairie League, Marymoor Park

July 22–23 Sufjan Stevens, Triple Door

July 23 KUBE Summer Jam: New Edition, Ciara, Nas, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Gorge Amphitheatre

July 23 Nicolai Dunger, Tractor Tavern

July 23 Ann Wilson, South Lake Union Park

July 24 Alkaline Trio, Showbox

July 25 Hieroglyphics—Del Tha Funky Homosapien and more, Showbox

July 25 Ruins, Chop Suey

July 26 The Go! Team, Neumo's

July 26 Stanley Jordan, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

July 27–28 Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana, Triple Door

July 27 Bruce Hornsby, Woodland Park Zoo

July 27 Tears for Fears, Chateau Ste. Michelle

July 27–30 Creation Fest, Gorge Amphitheatre

July 28 Jesse Cook, Marymoor Park

July 30 Mötley Crüe + Sum 41, White River Amphitheatre

July 30 Tim Kasher, Chop Suey

July 30 Mark Knopfler, Chateau Ste. Michelle

July 30 Femi Kuti, Showbox

July 30 Capitol Hill Block Party

July 31 Capitol Hill Block Party

July 31 Carbon Leaf, Woodland Park Zoo

July 31 Ben Harper + Trey Anastasio, Gorge Amphitheatre

Aug. 2 Clint Black, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 2 Soilent Green, Studio 7

Aug. 3 Goldie, Chop Suey

Aug. 3 Patty Griffin, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 4–7 Terence Blanchard, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Aug. 5 Gipsy Kings, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 6 Aimee Mann, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 6 The White Stripes + Sleater-Kinney, Gorge Amphiteatre

Aug. 7 Hugh Masakela, Triple Door

Aug. 8 Avril Lavigne, White River Amphitheatre

Aug. 10 Alison Krauss & Union Station, Marymoor Park

Aug. 10 Ryan Adams & the Cardinals, Moore Theatre

Aug. 10 The Brotherhood Tour, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 10 Tinsley Ellis, Triple Door

Aug. 10 Violent Femmes, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 11 Ozzfest 2005, White River Amphitheatre

Aug. 11 Jim White, Triple Door

Aug. 12–13 B.B. King Blues Festival, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 13 Jack Johnson, Gorge Amphitheatre

Aug. 13 Natalie MacMaster, Marymoor Park

Aug. 14 Jesse Winchester, Triple Door

Aug. 15 Michael Burks, Triple Door

Aug. 16 Coldplay, White River Amphitheatre

Aug. 16–21 Bob James Trio, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Aug. 17 Johnny Clegg, Triple Door

Aug. 17 Cowboy Junkies, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 19–21 Dave Matthews Band, Gorge Amphitheatre

Aug. 19 Delbert McClinton, Marymoor Park

Aug. 19 Pink Martini, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 20 Dinosaur Jr., Showbox

Aug. 20 Keali'l Reichl, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 21 Amy Grant, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 23–28 Eddie Palmieri, Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

Aug. 24 John Mellancamp + John Fogerty, White River Amphitheatre

Aug. 24 Los Lobos, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 25 Susan Tedeschi, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 26 Ben Folds + Rufus Wainwright + Ben Lee, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 26 Trio, South Lake Union Park

Aug. 27 James Taylor, Gorge Amphitheatre

Aug. 28 Neko Case, Woodland Park Zoo

Aug. 31 Earth, Wind & Fire + Chicago, White River Amphitheatre

Aug. 31 Taj Mahal Trio, Woodland Park Zoo

Sept. 2 The New Pornographers, Showbox

Sept. 3 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers + Black Crowes, Gorge Amphitheatre

Sept. 4 Crosby, Stills & Nash, Maryhill Amphitheatre

Sept. 9 Destiny's Child + Mario + Amerie, KeyArena

Sept. 9 Oasis + Jet + Kasabian, Everett Events Center

Sept. 16 Overkill, Studio 7

Sept. 16 Royksopp, Showbox

Sept. 20 Santana, Everett Events Center

Sept. 21 The Arcade Fire, Paramount Theatre

Sept. 29 Four Tet, Neumo's

Nov. Paul McCartney, KeyArena

 
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