Tonight: State of the Artist at the High Dive, Federale at the Comet

State of the Artist, with Dark Time Sunshine, Clockwork, Rafael Vigilantics, Voidpedal, DJ Swervewon. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212. 9:30 p.m. $8. Hailing from the north, south and west of Seattle, the colorful trio of S.O.T.A. Boys might be young, but after sharing stages with the likes of Gym Class Heroes, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa, they've proved they're no slouches. And while hypeworthy debut full-length record Seattlecalifragilisticextrahelladopeness features more than a handful of local power players--from Grynch to Thig Nat of The Physics--their impressively smooth lyricism has no issues bringing the noise on its own. Parker, Hyphen8d and TH know how to have a good time, and their upbeat tracks mirror the vibe without lying about the money in their pockets. In fact, being broke never sounded so fun. NICK FELDMAN

Federale, with The Sacred Ensemble, Cabin #9. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 323-9853. 9 p.m. $7. The phrase "of the Brian Jonestown Massacre" is thrown about by so many Portland musicians you'd think it's earned by dating a Magic Garden stripper, but multi-instrumentalist Collin Hegna actually plays bass for the band. Hegna's also a producer at his own Revolver studios, rocks with the Cocaine Unicorns and takes on the art of film-scoring with Federale (not to be confused with the Brooklyn rockers of the same name), who take their cues from Goblin, Ennio Morricone and Angelo Badalamenti for a sweeping nod to soundtracks of the past. On the bill and cinematically inspired as well re local boys Geist, whose take is of the "Americana Gothic" variety and creepily unsettling. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

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