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Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter play the Tractor Tavern this Thursday, Nov. 8.

Monday, Nov. 5

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The Seven Best Concerts to See in Seattle This Week

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Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter play the Tractor Tavern this Thursday, Nov. 8.

Monday, Nov. 5

Lúnasa While more than a few bands have made a career blending Celtic instrumentation with rock music, Lúnasa (named for a Gaelic harvest festival) takes a traditionalist approach to Irish folk music. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 6 p.m. $25. All ages.

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Those Darlins Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino called this Nashville garage-rock trio her "favorite band right now" in an interview with Rolling Stone. Not coincidentally, they opened for Cosentino's Best Coast on her summer tour. With Heavy Cream, The Mad Cops. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 8:30 p.m. $12.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

Clayton Brothers Quintet John and Jeff Clayton's namesake project has been active since 1977, a time period that has seen John (bass) serve as artistic director of jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Jeff (saxophone) work as a session musician for Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, and Michael Jackson. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. 5:30 p.m. $24.50.

Thursday, Nov. 8

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter Last year's Marble Son marked a culmination for Sykes' long career; the sprawling psych-country record even earned her a New York Times write-up. With Rose Windows. Tractor Tavern, 5231 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599, tractortavern.com. 9 p.m. $10.

Friday, Nov. 9

Police Teeth Songs like "Bellingham Media Blackout" and "Emmanuelle of Renton," from this local punk group's recent eponymous album, show the trio at its aggressive, raucous best. This show is the band's first in Seattle since the album's release. With Joel RL Phelps and the Downer Trio, Glose. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $8.

Saturday, Nov. 10

Mount Kimbie Compatriots with James Blake and other artists from the tasteful side of the dubstep tracks, this British duo is preparing its second album, to be released on respected electronic label Warp. With Jimi Jackson. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 9 p.m. $12 adv.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Ben von Wildenhaus This Seattle-by-way-of-New York guitarist creates sound collages more than he does songs. His work, almost all downtempo, features snippets of guitar with discordant weirdness--tape hiss, sine wave generators, and radio transmissions.With Billy Horist, Ilyas Ahmed. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave., 441-5823, jewelboxtheater.com. 9 p.m. $6.

 
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