Amon Tobin's ISAM tour stops by The Moore September 1.
By Andrew Gospe.

Wondering what's on tap for live music in Seattle in September? Look


30 Shows to See in September! Concert Recommendations for Every Night This Month

Amon Tobin's ISAM tour stops by The Moore September 1.
By Andrew Gospe.

Wondering what's on tap for live music in Seattle in September? Look no further. We've got recommendations for every night of the week, from electronica to hip-hop to plain old rock, starting with:

September 1

Amon Tobin

Known both for his virtuosic sound-design abilities and his attention-grabbing live visuals, this electronic musician's latest is 2011's ISAM.

The Moore, 1931 Second Ave., 467-5510, 8 p.m. $30 adv./$35 DOS. All ages.

September 2


This Seattle six-piece incorporates drone music, polyrhythms, and complex vocal harmonies into its idiosyncratic sound.

Barboza, 925 E. Pike, 709-9951, 8 p.m. $8.

September 3


Filling a niche few could have foreseen, this longtime local punk band released See You in Seattle, a concept album about the 1962 World's Fair, earlier this summer. Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400, 9:30 p.m. $5.

September 4

The Men

On March's Open Your Heart, this Brooklyn punk group refines the aggressive, go-for-broke promise of last year's Leave Home.

Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, 8 p.m. $12.

September 5


Zach Condon's indie-Balkan folk project displays its most consistent set of songs to date on last year's The Rip Tide.

The Moore. 7:30 p.m. $32.50 adv./$35 DOS. All ages.

Against Me!
September 6

Against Me!

After singer/guitarist Laura Jane Grace's widely publicized coming-out as transgender, this Florida four-piece plans to release Transgender Dysphoria Blues later this year.

El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094, 8 p.m. $15 adv./$18 DOS. All ages.

September 7


In one of the more unexpected covers you'll hear all year, this L.A. dream-pop group offers a hazy, hypnagogic take on the Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated."

Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, 9:30 p.m. $10.

September 8

Fucked Up

A hardcore group with a literary bent, this Toronto sextet will provide a contrast to the anarchist noise-rock of tourmates Lightning Bolt.

Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, 6 p.m. $10. All ages.

September 9

Chelsea Wolfe

Few artists who fall under the umbrella of "folk" could tour with instrumental metal group Russian Circles, but Wolfe's gothic take on the genre made the pairing appropriate when they were tourmates earlier this year.

Barboza. 8 p.m. $10.

September 10


On September 18, Nancy and Ann Wilson will release Kicking & Dreaming, a memoir documenting their 30-plus years of performing.

Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup, 253-841-5045 7:30 p.m. $25-$65. All ages.

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Raghu Dixit
September 11

The Raghu Dixit Project

This singer/songwriter's self-titled debut was India's best-selling non-film music release in 2011.

Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, 8 p.m. $18.

September 12

Grass Widow

This San Francisco post-punk band's latest is the moody Internal Logic.

Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $10.

September 13

Pat Metheny

One of the biggest names in jazz guitar, Metheny released a quartet record, Unity Band, in June.

Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $60. All ages.

September 14

Hot Chip

The search for a successor to LCD Soundsystem's throne should begin and end with this British group, whose taut dance-rock is some of the best in the business.

The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 467-5520, 8 p.m. $30 adv./$33 DOS. All ages.

September 15


An eccentric shred guitarist, Brian Carroll is also unusually prolific--he's put out 37 albums and been involved with more than 200 projects in his 20-year career.

The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 877-784-4849, 8 p.m. $21 adv./$24 DOS. All ages.

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The Fresh & Onlys
September 16

The Fresh & Onlys

Along with the likes of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, Tim Cohen's band is one of the leading voices of San Francisco's burgeoning garage-rock scene.

The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, 8 p.m. $10. All ages.

September 17

Saul Williams

At this show, alternative hip-hop artist and poet Williams will perform CHORUS, a new spoken-word project.

Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, 7:30 p.m. $25 adv./$30 DOS. All ages.

September 18

Animal Collective

The nearly four years since 2009's Merriweather Post Pavilion have seen solo releases from members Panda Bear and Avey Tare and an AnCo visual album; Centipede Hz, the highly anticipated follow-up, drops September 4.

The Paramount. 7:30 p.m. $27.25 adv./$30.25 DOS. All ages.

September 19

Led to Sea

When not playing classical-inspired violin pop as Led to Sea, L. Alex Guy has contributed strings to music by Xiu Xiu, The Pharmacy, and Parenthetical Girls.

Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, 9 p.m. $7.

September 20

Lush Tones

This recently formed three-piece blends funk, soul, and hard rock.

High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, 9 p.m. $7.

September 21

Father John Misty

Joshua Tillman has released seven solo albums dating back to 2005, but May's Fear Fun was the first on which he adopted the strung-out Laurel Canyon persona of Father John Misty.

Neumos. 8 p.m. $16.

Wheedle's Groove
September 22

Wheedle's Groove

At this show, members of various local funk and soul groups unite to pay tribute to the forgotten Seattle funk scene of the '60s and '70s.

The Neptune. 9 p.m. $19. All ages.

September 23

Tomorrow's Bad Seeds

This Southern California reggae-rock five-piece released The Great Escape earlier this year.

Nectar Lounge, 412 N. 36th St., 632-2020, 8 p.m. $12.

September 24

Tegan & Sara

Last year, this Canadian indie group released a film, Get Along, comprising three mini-documentaries and a live album.

The Neptune. 8 p.m. $35. All ages.

September 25

Roach Gigz

Bay Area radio station KMEL recently named this MC one of the area's 10 most promising freshman rappers.

The Crocodile. 8 p.m. $10. All ages.

September 26


May's Not Your Kind of People is these '90s alt-rockers' first album in seven years.

Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, 7 p.m. $35 adv./$40 DOS. All ages.

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Star Slinger
September 27

Star Slinger

As part of Decibel Festival, UK producer and DJ Darren Williams brings his hip-hop-tinged instrumentals to town.

Neumos. 9 p.m. $18.

September 28


This San Francisco trio has churned out 11 albums of kinetic noise-pop since its inception in 1994.

Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, 7:30 p.m. $16. All ages.

September 29

The Offspring

This ever-irreverent punk band's newest single, "Cruising California (Bumpin' in My Trunk)," is meant to satirize the mainstream pop-music industry.

White River Amphitheater, 40601 Auburn Enumclaw Rd., 360-825-6200, 1:30 p.m. $35-$81. All ages.

September 30

The Weeknd

After a trilogy of mixtapes took Abel Tesfaye from obscure R&B songwriter to Drake collaborator, he made his U.S. debut at Coachella and will open several shows for Florence + the Machine this fall.

The Paramount. 8 p.m. $39.50 adv./$45 DOS. All ages.

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