Live Around Town This Week

photo by Brittney Bush Bollay

KEXP and Seattle Center’s Concerts at the Mural begin this weekend, with two free shows — Friday night with The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Black Whales, and all day Saturday with Fool’s Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, Virgin Islands, Mad Rad — but there’s a lot else going on, including a full weekend outside of Portland at Pickathon, a free in-store with Fruit Bats, a night with Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter at Showbox at the Market, a CD release with The Physics, and much more. Here’s what’s going on around town this week:

Monday, August 1

Sugar Skulls, The Hunting Accident, Loto Ball, Partman Parthorse at Funhouse

 

Tuesday, August 2

*Onry Ozzborn, Crescent Banks, Cars & Trains at Comet Tavern (info)

*Earth, Tiny Vipers, Angelo Spencer Et Les Hauts Sommets at Tractor (info)

*Fruit Bats at Easy Street Records – Queen Anne (FREE)

 

Wednesday, August 3

*Those Darlins, White Arrows, Motopony at Tractor (info)

*Those Darlins at Easy Street Records – West Seattle (FREE)

 

Thursday, August 4

*Curtains For You at City Hall (FREE)

*Torche, Big Business, Helms Alee at Neumo’s (info)

Torche takes their Stoner-Metal act on the road with Big Business, Helms Alee, and Thrones for what is tentatively being billed as the “Hydra Heads Records Tour“.

*Laura Veirs & The Hall Of Flames, Cataldo at Tractor (info)

*Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers feat. Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston at Jazz Alley (Day 1 of 4 from Aug 04 thru Aug 07) (info)

*Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, The Sadies at Showbox at the Market (info)

 

*Pizza Fest. feat. TacocaT, Pudding Pops, Tit Pig, Stickers, Apollos, Manic Attracts, Slutever at Fun House (info)

Three nights of pizza,booze, bands, and fun.

 

Friday, August 5

*Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers feat. Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston at Jazz Alley (Day 2 of 4 from Aug 04 thru Aug 07) (info)

*Pizza Fest. feat. King Tuff, Shannon and the Clams, The Trashies, The Audacity, Dizzy Eyes, Rayon Beach, LoveTan, John Wesley Coleman III at Fun House (info)

Three nights of pizza,booze, bands, and fun.

*Pierced Arrows, The First Times, Ayahuasca Travellers, Burn Pilot at Comet Tavern (info)

*Eilen Jewell at Tractor (info)

*Flexions (CD Release), Metal Chocolates, Seven Colors at Chop Suey (info)

*Pickwick, American Girls, The Mallard at Columbia City Theater (info)

 

*Pickathon: AgesandAges, Fruit Bats, Grupo Fantasma, Laura Veirs, The Builders and The Butchers, Pine Leaf Boys, Elliot Brood, Bill Callahan, Califone, Pokey Lafarge, …and many more! at Pendarvis Farm (Portland, OR) (info)

*Future Islands, Sports at Crocodile (info)

*KEXP & Seattle Center Present Concerts at the Mural w/The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Black Whales at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center (FREE Admission) (info)

It’s that time of the year again. If you haven’t been to one of the free Mural Concerts yet (and we can’t believe you haven’t!), this is a fantastic excuse to start. If you like it enough you can come back the next day for the 9th Annual KEXP BBQ.

 

Saturday, August 6

*Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers feat. Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston at Jazz Alley (Day 3 of 4 from Aug 04 thru Aug 07) (info)

*The Physics, Hi Life Soundsystem, Malice & Mario Sweet, Fly Moon Royalty, DJ Jake One, Larry Mizell Jr. at Crocodile (info)

*9th Annual KEXP BBQ w/Fool’s Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, Virgin Islands, Mad Rad at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center (FREE Admission) (info)

Come hang out with all your KEXP friends and find out why this is always one of the favorite local music events of the Summer.

*The Physics (Album Release), Grynch, BFA, Dyno Jamz, DJ Nphared, Khingz at Crocodile (info)

*Pickathon: Bill Callahan, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Sonny & The Sunsets, Joy Kills Sorrow, Future Islands, Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, Black Mountain, Damien Jurado, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, …and many more! at Pendarvis Farm (Portland, OR) (info)

*Dntel, The One AM Radio, Geotic at Neumo’s (info)

*Pizza Fest. feat. Personal and the Pizzas, Coconut Coolouts, Fungi Girls, Apache, Peach Kelli Pop, Christmas Island, Cowabunga Babes, Witch Gardens at Fun House (info)

Three nights of pizza,booze, bands, and fun.

 

Sunday, August 7

*Bill Frisell’s Beautiful Dreamers feat. Eyvind Kang and Rudy Royston at Jazz Alley (Day 4 of 4 from Aug 04 thru Aug 07) (info)

*Rose’s Pawn Shop, The Warren G. Hardings at Tractor (info)

*Pickathon: Mavis Staples, Black Mountain, Vetiver, The Sadies, Wye Oak, Breathe Owl Breathe, The Black Lillies, Danny Barnes, Charlie Parr, Lightining Dust, …and many more! at Pendarvis Farm (Portland, OR) (info)

 

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