Live Tonight: Filastine, Polyphonic Spree, Steely Dan, Wild Child

Filastine Fans of Bassnectar and Thievery Corporation can find common ground in this Barcelona-raised electronic musician, whose compositions blend dubstep’s death-rattle bass with acoustic samples of “world music” instruments. With Truckasaurus, BizZaRa x Penny Wide Pupils. Barboza. 9 p.m. $10 adv. ANDREW GOSPE

The Polyphonic Spree Tim DeLaughter’s symphonic psych-pop collective never reached the heights of the bands it most resembles—Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, and post-Yoshimi Flaming Lips. The group continues to make music 11 years after its debut, however, releasing its fifth album Yes, It’s True earlier this month. With Harper Simon, Friends and Family. Neumos. 8 p.m. $19 adv. AG

Steely Dan Donald Fagen and Walter Becker still lead this iconic jazz-rock band, currently in the midst of its massive Mood Swings tour. Marymoor Park. 5:30 p.m. $55–$115. All ages. AG

Wild Child “I think it’s my new cooking and dreaming music,” says a YouTube commenter. “So beautiful. Like a day dream.” They’re referring to Pillow Talk, the debut album from indie-folk seven-piece Wild Child. Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson split lead vocals, creating melodic conversations between themselves that draw comparisons to the harmonies of boy/girl vocal teams like She & Him. Yet there’s a darker feel to this group. The strings (ukulele, violin, cello, banjo, and bass), plus Evan Magers on keys and Carey McGraw on drums, add a brightness to love songs whose lyrics aren’t always so shimmering. The band’s second album, the Ben Kweller–produced The Runaround, is set for an October release and promises to be as dreamy and introspective as its debut. With Ian Cooke and Whiskey Shivers. Fremont Abbey. 8 p.m. $9 adv./$12 DOS. All ages. AZARIA PODPLESKY

 
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