Faster Pussycat, Ann Magnuson and Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death made the list too. Check out briefs, photos and audio samples from all of our recommended shows for August 13 through 19.
[Wednesday, August 13] Singer, actress, and performance artist Ann Magnuson has led a fascinating and unique life, in which sheâ€™s achieved success and acclaim in both mainstream entertainment and the deepest recesses of the underground. For the special Seattle appearance, sheâ€™s promising to play songs from her entire career, backed by a full band of surprise players â€œculled from a pool of local Pacific Northwest talent.â€ Triple Door Mainstage, 216 Union St., 838-4333. 7:30 p.m., $22 adv, $25 dos. 17+. Listen to LA Donut Day.
[Thursday, August 14] According to their Myspace information, Sugar and Hate says that their sound is much like a baboon forcing sexual acts upon loved ones, but unless the baboon is on an opiate, it doesn't fit. Sugar and Hate may be too drowsy to introduce the herky-jerky band that follows, Suburban Korner Kick, who, as their MySpace states: Sounds like music. The sound of Sugar and Hate would set the tone for Pablo Trucker, who play more of a melodic vocal blues. Pablo Trucker channels a Counting Crows-type vibe, but harness it into more of a minimalist/ Americana/ Rock. Or at least that is what their MySpace says. High Dive, 513 N. 36th, 632-0212. 9 p.m., $6. Listen to Pablo Truckerâ€™sLooking for a Good Time.