The 7 Best Shows to See in Seattle

Monday, June 17

Joseph Arthur The folk singer brings an elaborate effects setup to his live shows, looping guitar and vocals that lend his music further depth and complexity than the average solo acoustic performance. Triple Door. 6:30 p.m. $22 adv./$25 DOS. All ages.

Tuesday, June 18

Geto Boys It’s not every rap group who can say they’ve inspired Outkast and Insane Clown Posse, but Bushwick Bill, Scarface, and Willie D can credibly make that claim. The trio helped pioneer the sound of Southern rap in the late ’80s, penning some truly gruesome lyrics in the process. And yes, the ICP connection is legit: Geto Boys appeared at last year’s Gathering of the Juggalos. With Dirtay, Cliff The Sav, Knothead, Aquino, DJ Gerze. El Corazon. 7 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. All ages.

Wednesday, June 19

The Intelligence This bill features some of the most interesting rock music made in Seattle right now: Lars Finberg’s smart-guy post-punk, La Luz’s sublimely catchy surf rock, and duo Pony Time’s sonic demolition derby. Neumos. 8 p.m. $10 adv.

Thursday, June 20

CSS The sensual Brazilian dance-rockers recently released their fourth album Planta, produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. With IO Echo. Columbia City Theater. 7:30 p.m. $22.50 adv./$25 DOS.

Friday, June 21

Colin Stetson True virtuosos are hard to come by in indie rock, which is probably why bass saxophonist Colin Stetson has found work recording with everyone from Sinead O’Connor to TV on the Radio and played extensively in Bon Iver’s touring band. His own music is more challenging—wonky, free jazz saxophone odysseys that sound impossible to be the work of just one person. With Justin Walter. Barboza. 7 p.m. $13 adv.

Saturday, June 22

Pure Bathing Culture may be the opening band, but the Portland duo’s lulling dream pop is worth showing up early for. Its full-length debut, Moon Tides, is out in August. With Bellamaine, Poor Moon. Neumos. 8 p.m. $10 adv.

Sunday, June 23

Valleys The latest from Marc St. Louis and Tillie Perks, Are You Going to Stand There and Talk Weird All Night, sees the Montreal art-rock duo veering slightly away from its earlier post-rock work and incorporating more electronic elements. With Weeknight. Sunset Tavern. 7:30 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.

 
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