The Week Ahead

Seven nights of shows featuring the Scissor Sisters, My Goodness, and more.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13

Maps & Atlases This mathy Chicago quartet released their second album on Barsuk Records, the intricate and hypnotic Beware and Be Grateful, in April. With The Big Sleep, Hands. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $12. All ages.

Patrick Watson The Quebecois Polaris Prize– winning band is touring in support of their adventurous fourth studio album, Adventures in Your Own Backyard. With Cat Martino. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., 722-3009, columbiacitytheater.com. 8:30 p.m. $15.

Tribal Seeds True to form, this San Diego reggae group released a dub remix of its latest single, "Did Wrong," to commemorate 4/20. With Through the Roots, Chris Molina. Nectar, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $13–$15. All ages.

Yards This Portland group's expansive, experimental rock sound has drawn comparisons to artists like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai. With Ticktockman. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $7.

THURSDAY, JUNE 14

Mickey Avalon The rapping embodiment of the Los Angeles sleaze scene, an Avalon show might facilitate a one-night stand and necessitate a shower. With Millionaires, Jinx. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. $17.50 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.

The Beat Down The debut of this second-Tuesdays dance party will feature DJs Recess, Nark, and Kadeejah Streets. Hosted by local electro-pop star Lisa Dank. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 9 p.m. $5.

Family Stoned Tonight, a trio of Cairo-incubated Seattle art-punk acts, headlined by the, ahem, slyly named—and difficult to Google—psych-sludge droners Family Stoned. With M. Women, Half Gift. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $7.

Fresh Preserves On October's laid-back The Deep End, this local hip-hop collective deals in chilled-out, soulful beats. With Donte Peace, PetaTosh, Gizzle, Juga Hill, Shaq Mckissic. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $10.

Bill Frisell A Seattle resident and eclectic jazz guitarist, Frisell will perform selections from All We Are Saying, his album of John Lennon covers, during this four-night residency. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $26.50. All ages. (Also 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat., 7:30 p.m. Sun.)

Primus Last year saw the release of Green Naugahyde, the first studio album in 12 years from Les Claypool's genre-bending power trio. Marymoor Amphitheater, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E., Redmond, 628-0888, concertsatmarymoor.com. 7 p.m. $43.50. All ages.

Songs of Summer The stellar local bands involved in this charity show benefiting the Rainier Valley Food Bank are expected to play their own songs, but if the charmingly eccentric Gabriel "Rumple" Mintz doesn't throw in a cover of Len's "Steal My Sunshine," you should heckle him. With Lemolo, Noah Gundersen, Matt & Mike Gervais, Big Sur, Ghosts I've Met, Sons of Warren Oates, Hannalee, Brad Loomis, Steve Norman, Phil O'Sullivan. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 7:30 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. All ages.

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys This Southern California four-piece specializes in American roots music and Western swing. With Marshall Scott Warner, the Black Crabs. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9:30 p.m. $15.

Grave Babies This goth-wave group released the unsubtly named Gothdammit EP on Hardly Art in April. With Light House, Mode Moderne, Baby Guns. JewelBox/Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 10 p.m. $6.

Jail Weddings This soul-tinged Los Angeles rock group has an expansive sound as big as its nine-man lineup would suggest. With Country Lips, General Motors. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $10.

Marduk These Swedish black-metal masters are ready to rip your corpse-painted face off with the blistering tunes from their latest, Serpent Sermon. Come prepared to headbang until your neck breaks. With 1349, Withered, Weapon, Funeral Age. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312, studioseven.us. 6 p.m. $16 adv./$18 DOS. All ages.

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

Brite Futures After nearly seven years, Seattle's favorite electro-pop outfit once named after Natalie Portman's buzz cut is calling it quits—tonight's show will be its last. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $10. All ages.

Lozen A punk two-piece that churns out scrappy garage rock, Lozen will release Para Vida at this show. With Gaytheist, Great Falls. Sunset Tavern. 10 p.m. $7.

My Goodness This duo plays Black Keys–esque blues-rock; along with the opener, rising punk dudes Dude York, this promises to be a loud, loud show. With Young Evils. Neumos. 8 p.m. $10.

Unknown Hinson Part comedian, part country songwriter, and part novelty act, Hinson has also found work as a voice actor on the Cartoon Network show Squidbillies. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $18 adv./$20 DOS.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

Collective Soul Best known for its litany of alt-rock hits in the '90s (most notably "Shine"), this Atlanta band was inducted into Georgia's music hall of fame in 2009. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $26. All ages.

Manooghi Hi This worldly local group infuses rock and electronica with elements of traditional Indian music. With Thrivealike. Nectar. 8 p.m. $6.

Young Evils This folk-pop band topped Paste magazine's recent list of "12 Washington bands you should listen to now." With D.evolution.Aires, Red Jacket Mine. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. Free.

MONDAY, JUNE 18

Desert Noises This Utah band's earnest indie-folk sound fits nicely with those of some of its former tourmates, Local Natives and The Head and the Heart. With Jim Hanft. High Dive. $6. 8 p.m.

Fingers of the Sun Groups like the Zombies and the Kinks are a clear influence on this Denver band's psychedelic pop sound. With Pony Time. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $6.

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

Benny Green Trio Pianist Green is touring behind Source, his first trio album in more than 10 years. Jazz Alley. 7:30 p.m. $19.50. All ages.

Black Magic Noize Everett's BMN is an arts community, record label, and message-oriented hip-hop group, the latter of which will perform at this show. With Julie C, Dub and Jender, Remex, Dan Manno. JewelBox/Rendezvous. 9 p.m. $5.

Terry Malts This Slumberland Records band plays fuzzed-out power-pop on its latest LP, Killing Time. With Permanent Collection, Devin. Barboza. 8 p.m. $10 adv.

Scissor Sisters The musical and sexual astronauts bring their indelible brand of 21st-century disco-pop voyeurism to the Paramount in support of last month's Magic Hour. You just celebrated Father's Day, so be sure to take your mama out all night. With Rye Rye. The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 877-784-4849. 8 p.m. $31 adv./$33.25 DOS. All ages.

 
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