Seven Nights of Shows

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Bonobo Simon Green’s electronic music is smooth and meditative; his productions lack the warped eccentricities and sharp edges that characterize many bass music– or trip-hop–influenced producers. Live, he employs a full band to play his down-tempo compositions. With El Ten Eleven, Kid Hops. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 7 p.m. Sold out. All ages.

Cyhi the Prynce Signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, this Georgia rapper has yet to release a full-length album, though his fifth mixtape, Ivy League: Kick Back, dropped earlier this year. With KnowMads, Thaddeus David, Bruce LeRoy, DJ Swervewon. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9951, thebarboza.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv.

New Build Most talk about New Build focuses on the group’s pedigree, and with good reason. It’s hard to think of a better lineup for a dance-leaning electronic group than this one featuring Hot Chip members Felix Martin and Al Doyle, the latter of whom also played with LCD Soundsystem. With No Ceremony, Anomie Bell. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

The Dirty Deals These local blues rockers favor the genre’s up-tempo and cheery side rather than its slow and dirty one. With Mike Giacolino, The Heavy Half. Blue Moon, 712 N.E. 45th St., 206-675-9116, bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com. 9 p.m. $5.

Kocani Orkestar Plenty of groups in recent years have indie-fied traditional Balkan folk music (Beirut and DeVotchKa are the most notable examples), but this Macedonian group presents an opportunity to witness the horn and percussion acrobatics undistilled. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 652-4255, townhallseattle.org. 8 p.m. $12–$22. All ages.

Smile Brigade This long-running rock group’s music ranges from the placid ’60s pop of their most recent album, 2011’s Do You Come Here Often, to abrasive punk. With Touche, Little Penguins, Gems. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $7.

FRIDAY, MAY 3

Debacle Fest Not to be confused with Decibel, the world-class electronic-music festival, Debacle Fest is a three-day showcase of experimental outsider music that most festivals overlook. Curated by Sam Melancon, it features artists on the fringes of drone, electronic, psychedelic, and metal. Expect a noisy, perception-altering time. Various artists. FRED Wildlife Refuge, 127 Boylston Ave. E., debaclefest.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv./$20 DOS (daily), $40 adv. (three-day pass). All ages.

Le Wrens Centralia’s Gunderson family crafts reliably pretty, harmony-led folk music that will fit right in at the Fremont Abbey. This is a release show for their Don’t Forget Me EP. With St. Paul de Vence, Ben Fisher. Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., 414-8325, fremontabbey.com. 7 p.m. $10. All ages.

Smokey Brights This quintet cranks out old-school AM-radio fodder, slices of Americana that are organic if not original. With Red Jacket Mine, the Glass Notes. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 9 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

The Cave Singers Compared to most Seattle folk groups (especially a certain ultra-smooth sextet named for two parts of the human anatomy), the Cave Singers’ rough and ramshackle tendencies are a welcome anomaly. They recently released Naomi, their second album on Jagjaguwar and fourth overall. With Bleeding Rainbow. Showbox at the Market. 8 p.m. $20.

Funhouse Documentary Benefit Scuzzy synth-punk act the Cripples reunites to headline this show, which will help fund a documentary about beloved (and dearly missed) punk venue The Funhouse. Primate 5, the Fabulous Downey Brothers, Sex Drug, DJ Brian Foss. The Comet. 9 p.m. $8.

Land of Pines This is a release show for LoP’s The Long Defeat EP, which, if last year’s “Dead Feathers” single is any indication, will show continued refinement of the group’s buoyant indie pop. With Special Explosion, Iji, Peeping Tomboys. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $9. All ages.

Stereo Total The duo of Françoise Cactus and Brezel Göring has been crafting multilingual electro-pop since the early ’90s, when the pair met in Berlin. Their latest is the playful Cactus versus Brezel. With the Blind Photographers. Barboza. 7 p.m. $12 adv.

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Hapa Barry Flanagan and Ron Kuala’au blend Hawaiian instrumentation (slack-key guitar, ukulele) and musical traditions with contemporary folk. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 7 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. All ages.

Seattle Wind Symphony Conductor Gerard Schwarz leads the SWS in the West Coast premiere of his Above and Beyond, first performed by the United States Marine Band. Meany Hall, UW campus, 543-4880, meany.org. 3 p.m. $20. All ages.

MONDAY, MAY 6

Caitlin Rose The golden-voiced country bandleader and Nashville resident is touring behind February’s The Stand-In. With Daniel Romano, Cahalen Morrison Country Band. Tractor Tavern. 8:30 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.

Cloud Cult Since their beginnings nearly 20 years ago as Craig Minowa’s solo studio project, this Minnesota band has expanded both in personnel and musical ambition: Their sound is an expansive hybrid of atmospheric rock, string-led folk reveries, and electronic textures. With JBM. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 7 p.m. $17 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.

Jad Fair is the founder of DIY punk duo Half Japanese, and he headlines an eccentric lineup of mostly solo acts, including rustic folk musician Kimya Dawson, chamber-pop auteur Iji, and collaborative music project Yr Heart Breaks. With Slashed Tires. The Vera Project. 7:30 p.m. $9 adv./$11 DOS. All ages.

TUESDAY, MAY 7

Alice Russell This Brighton, UK–based vocalist melds retro-leaning soul songs with spacious, electronics-laden contemporary production. With Dice and the High Rollers, Mycle Wastman, J-Justice. Neumos. $13 adv. 8 p.m.

Secret Chiefs 3 The musical output of Trey Spruance’s ever-shifting instrumental rock group (there have been dozens of members since its 1995 inception) plays like a music-nerd fever dream, combining elements of Middle Eastern and Indian music, surf rock, and death metal. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 8 p.m. $20.

 
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