Live This Weekend: CocoRosie, Supersuckers, RL Grime, and More

Friday, Oct. 25

Seattle-based Cloud Person released its debut full-length, Monochrome Places, in August, and now brings its orchestral folk jams to Pacific Northwest stages. Its first stop, at Ballard’s beloved Conor Byrne, seems more than appropriate for its emotive, journeyman-inspired cuts. With Lanford Black and Lowlands. Conor Byrne Pub. 9 p.m. $8. 21 and over. KP

CocoRosie formed after sisters Bianca (“Coco”) and Sierra (“Rosie”) Casady reconnected in France about three years after losing contact. The former Sub Pop–signed band, now a trio, has an atypical sound to match its unusual backstory. The group’s latest, Tales of a GrassWidow, is a mix of indie and electronica, with Bianca’s lullaby-like voice and Sierra’s classical vocals shepherding everything along. With Busdriver. Neumos. 8 p.m. $25 adv. All ages. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY

Okkervil River For its latest album, The Silver Gymnasium, this long-running indie-rock act looked back to frontman Will Sheff’s childhood for thematic inspiration; the record is a concept album that takes place in Sheff’s native New Hampshire. This is the group’s first Seattle show since helping to kick off the reopening of the Neptune in 2011. With Matthew E. White. Showbox at the Market. 9 p.m. $20 adv./$22 DOS. All ages. AG

Saturday, Oct. 26

Talcum Do you like dancing? Do you like classic soul? Do you like dressing up nice and dancing to classic soul? Of course you do. So slip on your bell bottoms, shimmy on over to Chop Suey’s always-fun soul night, and meet your future husband/wife already. 9 p.m. $5. 21 and over. KS

Two Door Cinema Club This Irish three-piece has taken the festival scene by storm in the past three years, touring in support of its energetic debut, Tourist History. They’ve since released a sophomore effort, Beacon, and built a reputation as one of the most electric dance-pop acts to see live. At this venue on a Saturday night, it’s sure to get rowdy. The Neptune. 9 p.m. SOLD OUT. KP

English singer/actress Sarah Brightman has one of those voices that fits perfectly into multiple genres. Her ethereal pipes straddle pop and opera equally, which is great for newer fans while still keeping classical-music lovers satisfied with her impressive soprano. Brightman released Dreamchaser, her 11th studio album, earlier this year. Paramount. 8 p.m. $50.75–$251.25. All ages. ACP

Supersuckers This gig’s touted as their 25th anniversary show, and this onetime Sub Pop–based group reportedly has a new album forthcoming in 2014, but you can’t help but wonder if this is just a glorified tour in support of Eddie Spaghetti’s June release, The Value of Nothing, which our own Matt Driscoll called “predictable yet fun.” With Hellbound Glory, the Shivering Denizens. Tractor. 9:30 p.m. $15. GE

Mansions on the Moon is back with a new EP, Full Moon, which features the group’s signature electronic, hip-hop, indie-pop vibes. Prepare to dance and feel at ease as you move to “It’s Not Too Late” and the synthy single “Radio.” With Con Bro Chill and Cherub. The Vera Project. 7:30 p.m. $11. AWP

Sunday, Oct. 27

RL Grime This Los Angeles producer is at the forefront of one of the hottest recent trends in EDM: blending fist-pumping rave bangers with the trap beats of Southern rap. There’s a lot of stylistic overlap between the two—neither are much for subtlety—and Grime’s productions are brash and full of bass. The Neptune. 9 p.m. $16.50 adv./$18 DOS. All ages. AG

Au Revoir Simone first started making music in 2003, back when the idea of replacing guitars and drums with vintage synths and drum machines was still relatively novel. In the 10 years since, nostalgia-steeped dream pop and electronica have become more frequent in indie music. It speaks to the strength of the Williamsburg trio’s songs that it’s managed to stake out a long-term career. The music is simple—from the drum programming to the synth lines to the towering female vocal harmonies—but also purposeful and tightly focused. Its latest album, Move in Spectrums, is the group’s fourth; aside from some darker synth textures, it’s as consistent and unassuming as the rest of the band’s catalog. Au Revoir Simone doesn’t make the most arresting music, but it’s established itself as more than just a trend. With CALLmeKAT, Wild Ones. Neumos. 8 p.m. $15 adv. AG

Chaka Khan Though she’s been performing longer than some of today’s divas have been alive, Chaka Khan, whose career began four decades ago when she joined funk sextet Rufus, is still showing singers how it’s done. Having released the first album in her appropriately titled iKhan Project series earlier this year, it’s safe to say that Khan isn’t giving up her throne anytime soon. Snoqualmie Casino. 7 p.m. $65–$125. 21 and over. ACP

 
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