The Week Ahead

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

Olde Growth This Boston bass-and-drums two-piece crafts psychedelic-tinged sludge metal. With The Sunday Skool Collective, Eric Fridrich. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $8.

Rose's Pawn Shop A bluegrass group from Los Angeles, RPS fuses the sounds of Appalachia and rock. With Sammy Steel Band, Kate Lynne Logan. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 8:30 p.m. $10.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Dylan Jakobsen This local singer/songwriter plays emo-tinged, full-band pop songs. With Shoreline Drive, Letters and Lights, Stand in Motion, Jaymes McFarland, JetPack Theory. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 6 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS. All ages.

Ced Linus The Minneapolis MC and beat-maker has a new album in the works, Kings, Heroes, and Streets. With L. Hammond, Tylar Barry, Mike Champoux, Bubba Kush, Savage Busser, Lost Soul, King Prince, Warm Gun, D-Static, Mike CD. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 9 p.m. $7.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22

20 Riverside On last year's Good Medicine, this Everett six-piece plays hip-hop with jazz- and funk-influenced instrumentals. With Spekulation, Fly Paper. High Dive. 9:30 p.m. $6.

Ben Darwish Pianist Darwish and members of his funk group, Commotion, will play an Afrobeat-inspired tribute to the music of Michael Jackson. With Cascadia '10. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.

Busdriver This IDM-influenced Los Angeles rapper and producer released his latest album, Beaus$Eros, in January. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $11. All ages.

The Fucking Eagles Expect this Tacoma garage-rock band with the Dude-abiding name to give Columbia City Theater's bricks a good shake. With Ten Suns, Argonaut, Noise-a-Tron. Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave. S., 722-3009, columbiacitytheater.com. 9 p.m. $6.

Jonathan Coulton Active since 2003, this tech-savvy songwriter has toured with the likes of They Might Be Giants. Reverb columnist John Roderick opens. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. $28.50 adv./$30 DOS.

Polecat This Bellingham-based bluegrass act combines Americana and traditional Celtic music. With Dead Winter Carpenters, Andy Frasco & The U.N. Nectar, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, nectarlounge.com. 8 p.m. $10.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 23

Daydream Vacation Featuring members of Smoosh and Head Like a Kite, this duo plays electro-pop that recalls a more beat-centric version of Phantogram. With Secret Shoppers, DJ Nitty Gritty. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $10. All ages.

Haunted Horses This month's Reverb Monthly cover band tops Seattle's burgeoning goth-rock scene. With Rose Windows, Stickers, Ocelot Omelet. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m.

Irukandji Physics of Fusion True to its name, this eclectic eight-piece fuses funk, reggae, and hip-hop. With the Fat Kids, DJ Bookem. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $7.

K-Holes These New Yorkers' edgy Hardly Art debut is a glorious, sexy mess of dirty, sludgy, riff-driven noise made for the sole purpose of setting your undies ablaze. Sparring male and female vocals paired with surprising hits of organ and sax make the K-Holes as unexpected and mind-altering as their name suggests. With Unnatural Helpers, Big Crux. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400, thefunhouseseattle.com. 9:30 p.m. $6.

Night Moves Sunday's Pride Fest is going to require a ton of dancing, and the last thing you want to be is rusty. Prep for the big day as an expert stable of resident DJs get you going with a full serving of disco heat. With Justice & Treasure, Introcut, DJ F.I.T.S., DISCO. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, thebarboza.com. 10:30 p.m. Free before 11:30/$5 after.

Yuni in Taxco These psych-rockers and Kurt Vile sound-alikes will release their third full-length, Prizes, at this show. (See profile, page 43.) With Mark Matos, Group Astana. JewelBox/Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 10 p.m. $5.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 24

Battle for Mayhem Fest The second half of the Battle takes place tonight with local favorites A Lesson in Chaos and UnHailoed headlining. The last band standing will receive an opening slot on Mayhem Fest's Sumerian Records stage on July 3 at the White River Amphitheater. With Hot Death, Tragedy Awaits Us All, Watchers Eye, Kowalski, Beneath All Chaos, Thief River Falls, Atisa, South Kitsap Infidels, Deny Your Deceiver. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312. 4:30 p.m. $10 adv./$13 DOS. All ages.

Gowe A Beacon Hill rapper with a Christian message, Gowe released his debut album, We Are Hypergiants, earlier this month. With Claribel Novelo, Danny Chong. Vera Project. 6:30 p.m. $10. All ages.

Rai This four-piece jam band's entirely instrumental songs show a marked smooth-jazz influence. With the Mark Sexton Band. Nectar. 8 p.m. $5.

Russian Circles Brooding, bursting instrumental rock can be a stubborn form to breathe new life into, but this Chicago/Seattle trio does so with artful heaviness and real grace. With And So I Watch You From Afar, Sandrider. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $13.

Steradian Despite a name better suited for a math-rock group (a "steradian" is a unit of angle measurement), this three-piece plays straightforward hard rock. With System and Station, The Orchestration. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $7.

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MONDAY, JUNE 25

A God or an Other This black-metal duo plays songs with epic names like " . . . and All the World Is a Great Stained Altar Stone." With Into the Storm, Curse of the Black Tongue. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $8.

OCD: Moosh and Twist Heavy on pop-culture references both lyrical and musical (i.e., the song that samples "Don't Stop Believing"), this Philadelphia hip-hop duo could be confused with Childish Gambino. With Aer. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $12.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26

Laura Marling Before embarking on her current solo tour, this British folksinger recently toured with Andrew Bird. With Willy Mason. Showbox at the Market. 7 p.m. $20 adv./$22 DOS. All ages.

Medic Medic This recently formed electronic duo will hand out free copies of its debut EP at this show. With All in Favor. JewelBox/Rendezvous. 7 p.m. $8.

 
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