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The Psychedelic Furs, with She Wants Revenge. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 628-3151. 8:30 p.m. $30. All ages. Led by British singer/songwriter Richard Butler

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Tonight: The Psychedelic Furs, Junip, Slightly Stoopid, Lindsay Fuller

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The Psychedelic Furs, with She Wants Revenge. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 628-3151. 8:30 p.m. $30. All ages. Led by British singer/songwriter Richard Butler and his bassist brother Tim, the Psychedelic Furs became icons during the punk-forged new wave movement of the 80s. But beyond that legacy, the rockers are seen by many as the bridge between early punk and the alt-rock and grunge that rose not long after The Furs' time in the spotlight. While they may never have translated their popularity into a chart-topping commercial bonanza, the haunting chorus of "Pretty In Pink" and the utterly danceable "Heartbreak Beat" will always have a place in the musical canon - even though the Molly Ringwald era is long gone. NICK FELDMAN

Junip. Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372. 7:30 p.m. $14. All ages. A lot of blogs right now are buzzing about the forthcoming record, FIELDS, that Swedish songwriter Jose Gonzalez is releasing with his new band, Junip. Junip isn't a new band though - Gonzalez formed the trio with drummer Elias Araya and organist Tobias Winterkorn in the late 90s, but the project got shelved once he made it big as a solo artist with his stunning cover of the Knife's "Heartbeats." Now Junip is back in the picture, and a decade later, FIELDS will be the band's first full-length. The new songs have all the right Gonzalez hallmarks - shadowy synths and percussions backing his classical nylon-string guitar and his remarkably tender and lucid vocals. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Slightly Stoopid, with Steel Pulse, The Expendables. Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. N.E., Redmond, 205-3661. 6 p.m. $36. All ages. Slightly Stoopid is a summertime staple - the San Diego six-piece has been at the forefront of the ganja-fueled fusion of reggae, punk and hip-hop since the mid '90s. Though they haven't officially released new material in a few years, they've maintained a constant touring schedule that's appealed to fans from G. Love to UB40 to Bad Religion. And Stoopid Records labelmates The Expendables are joining with material from their May release Prove It--a significant step up in complexity and polish for the Santa Cruz reggae quartet. Drop that California reggae-rock vibe into Marymoor Park, and you've got the perfect way to really get in the mood for summer. NICK FELDMAN

Lindsay Fuller, with The Starlings, The Holyfields. Conor Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-3640. 9 p.m. Throughout the nine tracks that make up Lindsay Fuller's new album, The Last Light I See, the Alabama-born, Seattle-based artist ruminates on dying in bed of mysterious causes, channels Hester Prynne, and generally looks unflinchingly into the abyss. To say the woman is dark is an understatement, but to imply she's only capable of hitting somber notes is inaccurate. There's a tender strength and delicate sparkle at play behind Fuller's Lucinda Williams-meets-Nick Cave funeral dirges. However, tonight she flies solo without her backing band (which usually includes Jeff Fielder and Mark Pickerel), so expect the minimalist, mournful vibe to be on undiluted display. HANNAH LEVIN

Click here to listen to "A Town Full of Dust" from The Last Light I See.

 
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