The 7 Best Shows to See in Seattle This Week

Monday, June 3

Sam Amidon Like Sufjan Stevens or Andrew Bird, Amidon—who’s married to Beth Orton—decorates his folk tunes with complex orchestral arrangements (strings, brass, keyboards, percussion, electronics), buoyed by a conversational vocal style. With Alessi’s Ark. Sunset Tavern. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Tuesday, June 4

Fever Charm The Oakland teenagers in this band are touring behind the literally titled West Coast Rock & Roll, a record whose polished surf-pop contrasts with the gritty garage rock sounds (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, et al.) currently issuing from the Bay Area. With the Blind Photographers. Rendezvous. 9 p.m. Cover TBD.

Wednesday, June 5

Junip When he’s not playing solo, José Gonzalez fronts this psych-folk group, whose music marries acoustic guitar with drums and synthesizers. With On An On, Barbarossa. Neumos. 8 p.m. $15 adv.

Thursday, June 6

Broken Water Like Hardly Art labelmates Grave Babies, this Olympia three-piece writes dense, noisy rock songs. Its latest, last year’s Seaside & Sedmikrasky, consists of two epic-length drone symphonies. With Haunted Horses, Jetman Jetteam. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $7.

Friday, June 7

Mikal Cronin On his very good new album MCII, Cronin crafts terse, fuzzed-out power-pop that would sound at home on ’80s college radio. With Shannon and the Clams, Dude York. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS.

Niku This is the stage name of musician and sound designer Nicolas Danielson, who makes brainy, experimental electronic music with a post-punk bent. Tonight he’ll celebrate the release of his Body Perspective EP, which features a collaboration with Ravenna Woods frontman Chris Cunningham. With Fey Moth, Screens. Columbia City Theater. 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.

Saturday, June 8

Small Black With May’s Limits of Desire, this Brooklyn act shows it’s largely ditched the chillwave associations of its early years for a sleek, high-fidelity electro-pop sound. With Heavenly Beat. Barboza. 7 p.m. $13 adv.

 
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