Live Tonight: Chris Brokaw, Kurt Vile, Sublime With Rome

Chris Brokaw played a significant if little-known role in independent rock as a member of the bands Codeine and Come in the early ’90s. He relocated to Seattle in 2011, and just got done touring with the Lemonheads. He’ll draw from his deep catalog of solo material at this show. With S, The Bore Tide, Andy Fitts. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $6 adv./$8 DOS. ANDREW GOSPE

Sublime With Rome “Love is what I’ve got,” sang Sublime’s Bradley Nowell on the band’s self-titled breakout album, released in 1996 only two months after the heroin overdose that took the singer’s life. Almost 20 years later, there’s still plenty of love for Nowell and Sublime, whose sunny ska songs have lived on via rock radio and the headphones of stoner teens. And now they can live on in concert as well, with 25-year-old Rome Ramirez fronting the band, renamed Sublime With Rome, and paying tribute to Nowell with a similarly soulful and fun-loving approach. The live show mixes Sublime classics with material from SWR’s 2011 Yours Truly, and even if the band currently features only a single original Sublime member, the group’s frothy, feel-good party anthems still complement a warm summer evening as well as they did in 1996. With Iration & HB Surround Sound. Marymoor Park. 6:30 p.m. $39.50. All ages.

Kurt Vile & The Violators For a guitar virtuoso, Kurt Vile’s abilities are strangely understated. It might be because his technique is non-showy and fingerpicked rather than fast and technical; it might also be his comically stoner-ish persona. (Though on Wakin on a Pretty Daze track “Goldtone” he claims “I never, as they say, touched the stuff.”) Either way, this show gives fans another chance to see Vile, who sold out the smaller Neumos in May. Showbox at the Market. 7 p.m. $21.50 adv. All ages. AG

 
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