Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan is still a teen, making ‘Lush’ an even more ridiculous indie rock achievement. Photo courtesy Ground Control Touring

Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan is still a teen, making ‘Lush’ an even more ridiculous indie rock achievement. Photo courtesy Ground Control Touring

Pick List: Snail Mail, Sounders Pride, Peach Kelli Pop

The week’s best entertainment options.

FILM

Mention Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory to anyone and they immediately recall the factory tour: the girl who turns into a blueberry, the Oompa-Loompa songs, and what is probably Gene Wilder’s greatest role ever. Not so many people remember just how ultra-black the humor was in the film’s first third, in which everyone goes nuts looking for a Golden Ticket; to my mind it’s up there with Network and Nashville as a pitiless satire of America in the ’70s. Watch for the scene in which Mike Teavee, the fourth ticket-finder, whips out a toy pistol and ruefully tells a reporter his dad won’t yet let him have a real one. His father’s smiling response? “Not ’til you’re 12, son.” That queasy feeling in your gut is not from eating too many Everlasting Gobstoppers. GAVIN BORCHERT. Central Cinema, central- cinema.com. $5–$10. 7 p.m. Fri., June 22–Tues., June 26, plus 1 p.m. Sat. & Sun.

MUSIC

Snail Mail sounds like Chastity Belt’s not-yet-jaded little sister. Despite turning 19 just days ago, singer/guitarist Lindsey Jordan possesses an ability to craft dreamily detached mid-tempo indie rock well beyond her years. On Lush, her band’s first LP for Matador Records, she balances guitar playing that sounds equally effortless and subtly crafty with songwriting that feels like the beginning of an awakening that teenage ideals of love are actually going to be much more complicated and messy (you can hear the disappointed weight in Jordan’s voice as she repeats “I’m feeling low/I’m not into sometimes” on “Heat Wave”). SETH SOMMERFELD The Crocodile, thecrocodile.com. $15. 8 p.m. Sat., June 23.

Looking for some blindingly sunny new music for heavy summer rotation? Check out Peach Kelli Pop’s new album Gentle Leader. Allie Hanlon’s Los Angeles-based band blitzes through 10 buzzy, twee garage-pop punk tunes in under 24 frenetic minutes that capture the hyperkinetic jubilation of cotton candy-fueled kids going wild in a bounce house. It’s delightfully unrelenting whether Hanlon’s bubblegum vocal melodies are musing about bad-luck omens, self-care, or big dogs over the backdrop of quick beats and power chords. SS. The Vera Project, theveraproject.org. $10–$12. 8 p.m. Mon., June 25.

SPORTS

The New York Times’ coverage of Major League Soccer has always been, at best, crappy, but it hit a new low two summers ago in a lazy and clueless smear-by-association article, “The Dark Side of American Soccer Culture.” In summary:

1) Fandom in America is in some surface details (say, scarves and chants) modeled on European fandom;

2) Some European fans have been known to be racist;

3) We are racist.

By way of half-assed research (in addition to citing a book on British soccer hooliganism—from 1990), the author attended one game in, yes, Seattle. If that was the match I strongly suspect it was, the author omitted to mention that it was Pride Weekend and CenturyLink was stuffed to the brim with rainbow flags. Which would have blown up his theory, unless you find it plausible that a sport can simultaneously pioneer sexual inclusion and perpetuate racial exclusion. Anyway, it’s Pride Weekend again, and this Seattle Sounders home game against the Chicago Fire will also be rainbow-drenched, as per tradition since 2015. With the team’s record currently 3-8-2 (but with visible light at the end of the tunnel, as players return from injury and the World Cup and a demigod striker from Peru gets signed), let’s hope the festivities help give a little extra push to victory. GB. CenturyLink field, sounders fc.com. 7 p.m. Sat., June 23.

More in Arts & Culture

Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2019 Picks

Make the most of the cultural cinematic event with these four selections.

Britney Barber (center) and Samantha Demboski (left) perform in ‘Empty Orchestra.’ Photo courtesy Jet City Improv
Making It Up As They Go Along

Jet City Improv’s retributive actions towards a former player raise issues of the comedy institution’s staff culture.

‘Roma’ projects to be the big winner at the 91st Academy Awards this Sunday. Photo by Carlos Somonte
And The Winner Is: 2019 Oscars Preditions

Who will take home the awards on cinema’s biggest night?

TacocaT got you a new song for Valentine’s Day. Photo by Helen Moga
TacocaT Returns to Dance With Its Seattle Drag Pals in the “Grains of Salt” Video

The Seattle rock quartet’s new album ‘This Mess Is a Place’ comes out May 3 on Sub Pop.

After winning the Album of the Year Grammy for ‘Golden Hour,’ Kacey Musgraves yee-haws into town.
Pick List: Kacey Musgraves, Jen Kirkman, ‘The Passage’

The week’s best entertainment options.

Cherdonna Shinatra has a laugh during ‘<em>Ditch</em>.’ Photo by Jenny May Peterson
Clowning Around at the Frye with Cherdonna Shinatra’s ‘Ditch’

The colorful daily dance performance examines performative femininity and people-pleasing.

Mads Mikkelsen stars in Seattle’s current weather… I mean, ‘Arctic.’ Photo by Helen Sloan/Bleecker Street
Mads Mikkelsen Delivers a Tour de Force in ‘Arctic’

The near-silent performance makes this survival film transcend the genre.

Brandi Carlile needs more mantel space after taking winning three Grammys on Sunday night.
Seattle Cleans Up at the Grammys

Brandi Carlile, the Seattle Symphony, and Chris Cornell combine to take home six awards.

The upbeat everyman Emmet remains cheerful even in post-apocalyptic settings. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Everything’s Still Awesome

‘The Lego Movie 2’ builds on the success of the original with more humorous pop culture-drenched adventure.

Susan Lieu performs a version of 140 LBS at Northwest New Works in 2018. Photo by Joe Iano
Susan Lieu Feels The Weight of Death and Beauty

Her one-woman show ‘140 LBS’ confronts her mother’s death via plastic surgery malpractice.