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Renee McMahon
Jack White plays WaMu Theater August 14th.
Wondering what's on tap for live music in August? Look no further. We've got recommendations for

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31 Shows to See in August! Concert Recommendations For Every Night This Month

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Renee McMahon
Jack White plays WaMu Theater August 14th.
Wondering what's on tap for live music in August? Look no further. We've got recommendations for every night of the week, from electronica to hip-hop to plain old rock.

Let's get started, shall we? First up, tonight's oOoOO show at Chop Suey.

August 3

oOoOO

One of the few survivors of the practically defunct "witch-house" genre (remember Salem, anyone?), Chris Dexter Greenspan released the Our Loving Is Hurting Us EP in April. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 9 p.m. $10.

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Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
August 4

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside

Fresh off a month-long European tour, Ford and co. headline the second night of the Columbia City Theater's second-anniversary celebration.

Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 9 p.m. $10.

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Fang Island
August 5

Fang Island

This Rhode Island art-rock trio released Major, its sophomore album, last month.

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

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Phosphorescent
August 6

Phosphorescent

Matthew Houck's folk-rock project specializes in spacious Americana.

Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $12.

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White Denim
August 7

White Denim

This capricious Austin, Texas, four-piece blends garage rock with psych and punk. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $12 adv./$14 DOS.

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Sigur Rós
August 8

Sigur Rós

The latest from Iceland's most famous post-rockers is the subdued and complex Valtari.

The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 467-5520, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $45. All ages.

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Franz Ferdinand
August 9

Franz Ferdinand

More than eight years after "Take Me Out" launched these Scots to indie stardom, they plan to release a yet-untitled fourth album this year.

Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. $31.50 adv./$33.50 DOS. All ages.

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Dead Can Dance
August 10

Dead Can Dance

This Australian world-music duo is set to release Anastasis, its first new album since 1996.

Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway N.E., Redmond, 628-0888, concertsatmarymoor.com. 7 p.m. $49-$99. All ages.

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Nicki Minaj
August 11

Nicki Minaj

A recent New York Times article claimed that Minaj, touring behind her second album, might be the most influential female rapper of all time.

The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 467-5520, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $42-$72. All ages.

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PonyHomie
August 12

PonyHomie

This recently formed local electro-rock group is finishing work on its debut album, Remable.

Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $7.

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Alexz Johnson
August 13

Alexz Johnson

This Canadian singer/ songwriter started her career as an actress, appearing on the Disney Channel and in the Final Destination horror franchise.

Vera Project, 305 Harrison St., 956-8372, theveraproject.org. 7:30 p.m. $11. All ages.

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Renee McMahon
Jack White
August 14

Jack White

Somewhat uncharacteristically, White recently had hip-hop videographer Hype Williams produce a clip for Blunderbuss single "Freedom at 21."

WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., 381-7555, wamutheater.com. 7 p.m. $49.50 adv./$55 DOS. All ages.

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars
August 15

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Few bands advocate for their country of origin quite like this reggae/Afrobeat group that frequently champions humanitarian causes in Sierra Leone.

Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 8 p.m. $20. All ages.

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Sightseer
August 16

Sightseer

This female-fronted local five-piece blends alt-country and classic rock.

Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $8.

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Poliça
August 17

Poliça

In an interview with Rolling Stone, fellow Midwesterner Bon Iver called this up-and-coming Minneapolis electronic group "the best band I've ever heard."

Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $15.

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Fox and the Law
August 18

Fox and the Law

After putting out an EP and a few singles, this local garage-rock quartet will release its full-length debut Scarlet Fever at this show.

Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 10 p.m. $8.

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Ruzivo
August 19

Ruzivo

This Seattle-based Zimbabwean Afropop group will be joined by multi-

instrumentalist Jacob Mafuleni and dancer Martha Thom at this show.

Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., 906-9920, theroyalroomseattle.com. 7:30 p.m. Free.

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Adam DeGross
The Funeral and the Twilight
August 20

The Funeral and the Twilight

Purveyors of a particularly thrashy variety of goth music, this trio's Facebook page

simply describes its sound as "very dark and negative rock."

Funhouse, 206 Fifth Ave. N., 374-8400, thefunhouseseattle.com. 9:30 p.m. $5.

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The Cult
August 21

The Cult

In one of the stranger collaborations of this British group's 30-year career, a mashup with Flo Rida of its 1985 hit "She Sells Sanctuary" was featured in a Super Bowl ad for Budweiser.

The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $38.50. All ages.

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The Very Best
August 22

The Very Best

This genre-hopping production duo's mix of hip-hop, electronic, and traditional Malawian music is further refined on last month's MTMTMK.

The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $15. All ages.

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Victoria Renard
Lesbian
August 23

Lesbian

Combining elements of progressive and psychedelic music with a fantastic name for a metal band, this group's latest was 2010's Stratospheria Cubensis.

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

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Renee McMahon
Fresh Espresso
August 24

Fresh Espresso

Coming off the June release of sophomore album Bossalona, this local hip-hop group headlines the summer's final installment of KEXP's Concerts at the Mural. Mural Amphitheatre, 305 Harrison St., 684-7200, seattlecenter.com. 5:30 p.m. Free. All ages.

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Cahn Solo
The Physics
August 25

The Physics

Following last summer's critically lauded Love Is a Business, this South End hip-hop crew will release Tomorrow People at this show.

Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $12.

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ZZ Top
August 26

ZZ Top

After all these years, ZZ Top apparently hasn't lost its sense of humor: "I Gotsta Get Paid," the first single from their new Rick Rubin-produced LP, was featured in an ad campaign for Jeremiah Weed cola and appears on the soundtrack of Battleship. Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 S.E. North Bend Way, 425-888-1234, snocasino.com. 7 p.m. $49-$179.

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Wayland
August 27

Wayland

When not on tour, these Michigan hard-rockers live together in a pre-Civil War farmhouse.

High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. $6.

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Dennis Blomberg
August 28

Refused

This influential Swedish punk band has reunited to tour for the first time in 14 years. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, showboxonline.com. 6:30 p.m. $35 adv./$40 DOS. All ages.

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The The The Thunder
August 29

The The The Thunder

This Brooklyn-by-way-of-Seattle indie band has twice as many members (six) as definite articles in its name (three).

High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 8 p.m. $6.

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Yeasayer
August 30

Yeasayer

The New York experimental rockers are set to release Fragrant World, their third album, August 20.

The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 8 p.m. $30. All ages.

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The Cops
August 31

The Cops

After reforming in 2010, this veteran Seattle punk band plans to record an album of new material later this year.

Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 10 p.m. $8.

 
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