Live Around Town This Week

This Memorial Day Weekend hosts a number of great music festivals and important Anniversaries, including the 10th Annual Sasquatch Music Festival (May 27-30), the 40th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival (May 27-30), and (for the hardcore) - we’ve even got Rain Fest (May 27-29).

 

Monday, May 23

Naughty By Nature with Jay Barz, J’Mar, and Southside @ Showbox At The Market ($22-25, 7PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

 

Tuesday, May 24

Water Tower Bucket Boys with The Gloria Darlings, and Lowlands @ Tractor Tavern ($6, 9PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

 

Wednesday, May 25

Koko & The Sweetmeats with Solvents and The Synthony @ Tractor Tavern ($6, 9PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

The Roman Holiday with Subways on the Sun and Munroe @ Chop Suey ($6, 8PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

 

Thursday, May 26

Anomie Belle EP Release Show with Cars and Trains and Hi-Life Soundsystem @ Chop Suey ($8, 8PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

Blame Sally and Ali Marcus @ Columbia City Theatre ($15, 8PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

K-os with Theoretics @ The Crocodile ($15, 8PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

Lykke Li with Grimes @ Showbox At The Market (8PM, All Ages) (SOLD OUT)

Swedish Indie Sensation brings her candy-coated Electro-Pop to the bouncy confines of the Showbox. She’s sure to play plenty of hits from her highly anticipated debut album Youth Novels which isn’t even out in the States yet (US release - Aug 19th). This should be a fantastic show!

The Soft Hills with Smokey Brights (CD Release party) and The Horde And The Harem @ Tractor Tavern ($7, 9PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

Tech N9ne with Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Jay Rock, Mayday, Stevie Stone, and Neema of Unexpected Arrival @ Showbox SoDo ($28-30, 7PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

TECH N9NE hits the road with the some of the biggest names in independent Hip Hop. The Kansas City icon brings audiences the hottest Hip Hop from the East and West coasts and the Midwest and Seattle is the first stop. One of two nights in Seattle.

Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Moore Theatre ($29-58, 7:30PM, All Ages) (Buy Tickets)

 

Friday, May 27

“Sasquatch Music Festival” @ The Gorge Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)

Friday headliners include: Death From Above 1979 and the Foo Fighters

KEXP is teaming up with NPR Music for a live broadcast from the Sasquatch Festival over Memorial Day Weekend. We are broadcasting live from the main stage and featuring performances from all four stages throughout the weekend. KEXP will feature a non-stop live Sasquatch stream at KEXP.ORG. Check back HERE for the streaming link and artist schedule on Saturday, May 28th.

“Northwest Folklife Festival” with Led To Sea @ Seattle Center (Info Here)

Festival programming begins at 11am and concludes at 10pm from Friday until Sunday. The Festival runs from 11am until 9pm on Monday.

“Rain Fest” with Make Do And Mend @ Neumos (Doors 5PM, All Ages) (SOLD OUT)

Bands include: Trial, Black Breath, Foundation, Make Do and Mend, Xibalba, Another Breath, Run With the Hunted, All Teeth, Wait in Vain, Envision.

Above & Beyond with Johnny Monsoon @ Showbox At The Market ($31, 8PM, All Ages) (Buy Tickets)

Grayskul with Continental Soldiers & Fly Moon Royalty @ The Crocodile ($8, 8PM 21+) (Buy Tickets)

Flowmotion with Quinn @ Tractor Tavern ($10, 9:30PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

Tech N9ne with Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, Jay Rock, Mayday, Stevie Stone, and Neema of Unexpected Arrival @ Showbox SoDo ($28-30, 7PM, 21+) (Buy Tickets)

TECH N9NE hits the road with the some of the biggest names in independent Hip Hop. The Kansas City icon brings audiences the hottest Hip Hop from the East and West coasts and the Midwest and Seattle is the first stop. One of two nights in Seattle.

 

Saturday, May 28

“Sasquatch Music Festival” @ The Gorge Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)

Saturday headliners include: The Head & The Heart, Death Cab For Cutie, and Bright Eyes

KEXP is teaming up with NPR Music for a live broadcast from the Sasquatch Festival over Memorial Day Weekend. We are broadcasting live from the main stage and featuring performances from all four stages throughout the weekend. KEXP will feature a non-stop live Sasquatch stream at KEXP.ORG. Check back HERE for the streaming link and artist schedule on Saturday, May 28th.

“Northwest Folklife Festival” with Marley’s Ghost and PK Dwyer @ Seattle Center (Info Here)

Festival programming begins at 11am and concludes at 10pm from Friday until Sunday. The Festival runs from 11am until 9pm on Monday.

“Rain Fest” with Most Precious Blood and 7 Seconds @ Neumos (Doors 1PM, All Ages) (SOLD OUT)

Bands include: 7 Seconds, Most Pecious Blood, Wisdom in Chains, Shook Ones, Supertouch, Owen Hart, Sabertooth Zombie, Ill Intent, Nails, Sixes, Oblivion, Weekend Nachos, Devotion, Cowardice, Bully.

“Verse Chapter Verse” Featuring China Mieville and Music by Tomten @ Chop Suey ($5, 7PM 21+) (Buy Tickets)

 

Sunday, May 29

“Sasquatch Music Festival” @ The Gorge Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)

Sunday headliners include: The Flaming Lips and Modest Mouse

KEXP is teaming up with NPR Music for a live broadcast from the Sasquatch Festival over Memorial Day Weekend. We are broadcasting live from the main stage and featuring performances from all four stages throughout the weekend. KEXP will feature a non-stop live Sasquatch stream at KEXP.ORG. Check back HERE for the streaming link and artist schedule on Saturday, May 28th.

“Northwest Folklife Festival” with John Heart Jackie @ Seattle Center (Info Here)

Festival programming begins at 11am and concludes at 10pm from Friday until Sunday. The Festival runs from 11am until 9pm on Monday. This year is also the 10th anniversary of Ladies First. The event takes place on Sunday, May 29, from 4-7PM at the Vera Project, hosted by Militant Child. The evening features the legendary Felicia Loud, with emcees BeLoved1, SistaHailstorm, Julie C; folk funk and punk band DreamCake, Cristina Orbe, NightTraiN; and vibrant poetry by Verbal Oasis, Imani Sims, JusMoni, Gigi, LuzvimindaUzuri, and Mikeya. This set features intergenerational forces and highlights the eclectic, musical, and verbal community and a breadth of styles from some of the extraordinary talents in the Ladies First family.

“Rain Fest” with Madball and Figure Four @ Neumos (Doors 1PM, All Ages) (SOLD OUT)

Bands include: Madball, Figure Four, Cruel Hand, Rotting Out, Grave Maker, Sojourner, The Carrier, Power, Punch, Not Sorry, Knife Fight, Ruckus, Losing Skin, Walls, Wreck, Breaking Ground.

Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks @ The Triple Door ($23, 8PM All Ages) (Buy Tickets)

Doom with Death Raid, Oroku, and Massagrave @ Chop Suey ($12, 7PM, All Ages) (Buy Tickets)

The forefathers of crust punk, from Birmingham, England.

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