Tonight: Iron Maiden at the White River Amphitheatre, the Radar Brothers at the Sunset

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Iron Maiden. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Rd., Auburn, 360-802-1469. 7:30 p.m. $31-$81. All ages. Iron Maiden have been a band for 35 years and have played over 2,000 concerts, including dates in Venezuela and Columbia where attendees were so desperate to see the band that they abandoned their jobs and homes to camp out near the outdoor venue for weeks ahead of time. They remain the rulers of the now-not-so-New Wave of British heavy metal, and therefore have more than earned the right to run their kingdom as they see fit. However, be forewarned that the set list on this tour is loaded heavily with post-Powerslave material, and old-school fans will be waiting a good hour before hearing anything they recognize. If you've never seen Iron Maiden, by all means, go--just know what era you're in for. HANNAH LEVIN

The Radar Brothers, with Secret Highways. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880. 9 p.m. $8. In 2008, Jim Putnam - the songwriter and frontman of L.A.'s Radar Brothers - was dumped by all of his bandmates. Nonplussed, Putnam recruited a new rhythm section--bassist Be Hussey and drummer Steve Treichel--and is back on the road (the band will spend much of July opening for Modest Mouse) in support of the Brothers' newest record, The Illustrated Garden. All the tunes on Garden hum with brightness, placing them squarely between rootsy Americana and low-fi indie pop; the stately, piano-driven "Dear Headlights" is a standout. The music has a warm, idyllic sound; it's probably Putnam's gentlest record yet. Good to see he's not bitter. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Click to listen to "Horses Warriors" by The Radar Brothers, from The Illustrated Garden.

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