Tonight: Paramore at WaMu Theater, The Sight Below at the Triple Door

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Marcella D. Volpintesta
Paramore, with Relient K. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., 381-7555. 7 p.m. $31. All ages. Ah, flame-haired, 21-year-old Paramore frontgal Hayley Williams: all the girls wanna be her, and all the guys wanna...well, you know. But there's precious little time to worry about all of that, not when the Tennessee-bred, emo-flavored quintet is busy busting its ass to become one of America's biggest rock bands. Paramore's graduated from featured act at the Warped Tour to viable arena headlining band, and last fall's Brand New Eyes is closing in on platinum status (no small feat in this era of dwindling album sales). Eyes mostly lives up to the hype, especially when the pint-sized fireball Williams lets fly her impassioned roar over the band's churning riffs, which sometimes make room for New Wave textures and even the occasional non-ironic power ballad. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

The Sight Below, with Jóhann Jóhannsson, Rafael Anton Irisarri. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333. 7:30 p.m. $19. If there was any doubt that Seattle's Rafael Anton Irisarri is an emerging master of lush, ambient quietude, his second album as The Sight Below should erase it. The ghost of shoegaze lingers throughout the seven unhurried tracks of It All Falls Apart. It's an album of glacial drifts and quivering tones, realized with laptops and synths as much as subtle guitar shaped by looping, delay, and reverb. A shrouded cover of Joy Division's "New Dawn Fades" is sung at a husky distance by Tiny Vipers. Irisarri will also debut a set under his own name, a trio with Kelly Wyse of the Seattle Pianist Collective and drummer Phil Petrocelli. Makes sure you're there in time to behold the results. DOUG WALLEN

 
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