The 7 Best Concerts to See in Seattle This Week

Crystal Castles play the Showbox SoDo this Thursday.

Monday, Oct. 22

Alesana This Epitaph Records-signed metalcore band apparently has a T.S. Eliot wannabe naming its albums--On Frail Wings of Vanity and Wax and A Place Where the Sun Is Silent are among the titles in its discography. With In Fear and Faith, Vampires Everywhere!, Glamour of the Kill, All Human. El Corazon. 6:30 p.m. $18 adv./$20 DOS. All ages.

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Mark Mallman Besides his solo work, which draws inspiration from '70s piano rock, Mallman is also an accomplished jazz pianist and film composer. With The Awfully Sudden Death of Martha G, Carousel. Sunset Tavern. 7:30 p.m. $8.

Wednesday, Oct. 24

Snow Patrol Outside of Coldplay, it's hard to think of a bigger alternative rock band to come out of the U.K. in the last decade than this Scottish four-piece. Since 2003, which saw the release of the multiplatinum-selling Final Straw, the group has (fairly quietly) sold more than 10 million albums. With Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jake Bugg. WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., 381-7555, 6:30 p.m. $29.50-$70. All ages.

Thursday, Oct. 25

Crystal Castles Alice Glass and Ethan Katz are touring behind their forthcoming eponymous album, the third for the Toronto electronic duo. With HEALTH, Kontravoid. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, 7 p.m. $28 adv./$32 DOS. All ages.

Friday, Oct. 26

FreakNight Other shows this month may have been more significant locally (Macklemore) or nationally (David Byrne and St. Vincent), but nothing captures the youth cultural zeitgeist quite like this EDM-centered concert, now more popular than ever in its 16th year. With Armin van Buuren, Morgan Page, Nicky Romero, Noisia. WaMu Theater. 6:30 p.m. $65. All ages.

He Whose Ox Is Gored
Saturday, Oct. 27

He Whose Ox Is Gored This local band's synth-laced hard-rock songs fall somewhere between doom metal, shoegaze, and post-hardcore.With In Aeona, Lo There Do I See My Brother. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, Time TK. $7.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Bambu Originally a member of L.A. hip-hop collective Native Guns, Bambu's solo material largely sticks to the same socially conscious topics, especially the hardships he encountered growing up in Watts. With Kixxie Siete, Rey Resurrection, Nam Nice. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-7416, 7 p.m. $12 adv. All ages.

For more concerts happening this week, see Seattle Weekly's concert calendar.

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