The 7 Best Shows to See in Seattle This Week

Monday, April 15

The Telescopes are an English experimental drone/noise group that creates dystopian soundscapes out of feedback and static. Make sure to wear earplugs. With LSD & The Search for God, Flavor Crystals, Black Nite Crash. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $10.

Tuesday, April 16

Bat For Lashes On last year’s The Haunted Man, BfL mastermind Natasha Khan delivered a raw, stripped-down follow-up to the considerably lusher art pop of her first two albums. Live, she’s a dynamic-enough performer that the sparser material will translate just fine. Showbox at the Market. 8 p.m. $21.50 adv./$23 DOS. All ages.

Wednesday, April 17

Booka Shade Mainstays of both the club and festival circuits, this German duo hasn’t released a full-length album in three years, but its distinctively European take on house music is best experienced in concert, where they play the synth and drum parts live. With Robert DeLong. Showbox at The Market. 7:30 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. All ages.

Thursday, April 18

The Fame Riot This Tacoma act’s shimmering electro-glam-rock (and perhaps its early-’70s-Bowie stage costumes) led to a third-place finish at the EMP’s Sound Off! competition in February. With Continental Soldiers, The Fabulous Downey Brothers, DJ Phil Anthony. Barboza. 8 p.m. $5.

Friday, April 19

Ballard Jazz Walk Part of Ballard Jazz Week, this event features a diverse array of local and national jazz talent (Jovino Santos Neto, McTuff, George Colligan Trio, Andy Clausen) at various venues throughout Ballard. Various locations, ballardjazzfestival.com. 6:30 p.m. $26 adv./$30 DOS.

Saturday, April 20

Mirah St. Mark’s Cathedral and its gorgeous acoustics might be the main draw here. But this K-Recs songwriter, a former collaborator with Phil Elverum (The Microphones) and Thao Nguyen (Thao & The Get Down Stay Down), is worth checking out regardless of the venue. With The Moondoggies, Shenandoah Davis. 8 p.m. $15. All ages.

Sunday, April 21

Cobalt Cranes With the release of their most recent single “Head In The Clouds,” this Los Angeles garage-rock duo shows signs of smoothing its rough edges and maturing into a more hook-heavy sound. With Thousands, Two White Opals. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $7.

 
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