The 7 Best Concerts to See in Seattle This Week

Monday, April 1 Natural Child For whatever reason, Nashville has become a breeding ground for scuzzy garage and punk bands. This trio lives up to its hometown's reputation, writing songs about being high, getting laid, and being broke, in roughly that order. With the Apollos, Bad Tats, Abductee. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $8.

Tuesday, April 2 San Cisco Already moderately popular in their native Australia, this indie-pop quartet is touring behind its self-titled debut, a set of electronic-streaked pop songs built on the vocal trade-offs between Jordi Davieson (guitar) and Scarlett Stevens (drums). It's sweet, but often cloyingly so. With Chaos Chaos. Neumos. 8 p.m. $12 adv. All ages.

Wednesday, April 3 Bomba Estereo This Colombian band blends traditional cumbia music with electronic pop. They're touring behind Elegancia Tropical, their third album. With Theoretics. Tractor Tavern. 9 p.m. $17 adv./$20 DOS.

Thursday, April 4 Tommy Dorsey Orchestra This 17-piece ensemble pays tribute to the songs from the legendary big-band composer who helped kickstart Frank Sinatra's career in the 1930s. Benaroya Hall. 7:30 p.m. $19-$91. All ages.

Friday, April 5 Key Nyata Distilling '90s West Coast rap with the chopped-and-screwed gothic tendencies of SpaceGhostPurrp's Raider Klan collective, Nyata is a singular figure in the local hip-hop scene. He's set to release The Shadowed Diamond at this show. With Skull x Bones, ILLFIGHTYOU, Gorgeous Children. The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS. All ages.

Saturday, April 6 How To Dress Well's Tom Krell is probably the figure most responsible for birthing "indie R&B," a microgenre that encompasses acts like Rhye, Inc., and Autre Ne Veut, all of whom have released well-received albums in 2013. But unlike other music-critic-abetted niche trends (witch house, chillwave, et al), the musicianship behind Krell's unintentional creation is obvious: though no one will confuse him for R. Kelly, he can certainly sing, and his production style is stark and innovative. With Sky Ferreira, High Highs. Barboza. 7 p.m. $12 adv.

Sunday, April 7 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Never one to pull punches, Cave seems downright restrained on his latest, Push The Sky Away, a record that's far more meditative than 2008's Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Compared to his raucous work as Grinderman, it's practically atmospheric. With Sharon Van Etten. Paramount Theatre. 8 p.m. $35.75-$75.75. All ages.

 
comments powered by Disqus