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Frog Eyes, with Plants & Animals, Lost in the Trees. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416. 8 p.m. $13. The Canadian experimental rock outfit Frog Eyes

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Tonight: Frog Eyes @ the Crocodile, The Basements @ the Blue Moon

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Frog Eyes, with Plants & Animals, Lost in the Trees. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416. 8 p.m. $13. The Canadian experimental rock outfit Frog Eyes makes foggy, distorted music, replete with crashing percussions and the occasional shimmering piano melody. Listening to last month's Paul's Tomb: A Triumph feels a bit like getting caught in a sudden turbulent rainstorm. The band's fifth full-length is a heavy piece of work - epic, spacious-sounding indie rock on the scale of Wolf Parade (WP keyboardist Spencer Krug was a founding member of Frog Eyes), with frontman Carey Mercer's distinctive voice piercing through the songs' long stretches of instrumental breaks - kind of like a beacon in all that fog. ERIN K. THOMPSON

The Basements, with The Witness, Yoko Knievel. Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., 675-9116. 10 p.m. $5. Seattle's the Basements may claim to specialize in garage-rock covers of songs about basements (Etta James' and Sugar Pie DeSanto's "In the Basement," the Ramones' "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement"), but the band made a more jangly debut at last year's REVERB festival. You could call this a Young Fresh Fellows side project, considering YFF vets Kurt Bloch and Jim Sangster comprise half the band, but those who've witnessed the band's intermittent live performances know that the project has its own separate, fun little identity. This is largely due to Carmella's (of Thee Sgt. Major III) fabulous, soulful vocals. It'd be nice to hear some original basement-themed numbers from these Seattle rock scene vets. SARA BRICKNER
 
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