Live Around Town This Week

Of course all the talk this week will be about the second annual Heineken City Arts Festival. This year, the three-day fest will take place October 20-22, featuring headlining acts Ryan AdamsRobynBuilt to SpillCrystal Castles, and Ozomatli playing at various venues around town. Additional artists include  Shabazz Palaces, Campfire OK, The Fucking Eagles, Grand Hallway, The Helio Sequence, The Long Winters, Man Man, Mad Rad, Mudhoney, Pickwick, Seapony, Tea Cozies, The Cops, Thee Emergency, Unnatural Helpers, USF, Yuni in Taxco, and many more. Head to the City Arts website for the full lineup and venue announcements. In addition to City Arts starting on Thursday, we’ve got a few other choices as well. On Wednesday, Friendly Fires get the dance party started at the Neptune and on Saturday, there’s a colossal show at Key Arena with Death Cab For Cutie and The Head & The Heart. On Sunday, John Doe plays a free show at Easy Street Records (and later at the Tractor), and Portishead plays at the Wamu. Here’s the full schedule for the week:

Monday, October 17, 2011


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

*”Beats For Boobs: A Project of Breast Cancer Emergency Fund” at Crocodile (info)

*Friendly Fires, Theophilus London at Neptune Theatre (info)

*Sharprece Renee, Reva Devito, Jusmoni at Nectar (info)


Thursday, October 20, 2011

*City Arts Fest: The Felice Brothers, Gill Landry, Shelby Earl, Gabriel Mintz at Crocodile (info)

*City Arts Fest: Crystal Castles, Crypts, Nightmare Fortress, The Dowlz at Showbox Sodo (info)

*City Arts Fest: Mad Rad, Katie Kate, Helluvastate, Slow Dance at Neumo’s (info)

*City Arts Fest: Allen Stone, Fly Moon Royalty at Triple Door (info)

*City Arts Fest: The Cops, Birthday Suits, Strong Killings, Nazca Lines at Comet Tavern (info)


Friday, October 21, 2011

*City Arts Fest: Son Of Warren Oats, Smokey Brights, Joseph Giant, Bryan John Appleby at Rendezvous (info)

*Lucky Lawrence and The Souvenirs, Davidson Hart Kingsbery, Annie Ford Band at Sunset Tavern (info)

*City Arts Fest: Shabazz Palaces, Metal Chocolates, DJ Riz at Triple Door (info)

*City Arts Fest: USF, Big Spider’s Back, Blue Sky Black Death, Brainfruit at Chop Suey (info)

*City Arts Fest: Pickwick, Yuni In Taxco, Viper Creek Club at Crocodile (info)

*Earshot Jazz Festival: Brad Mehldau at Nordstrom Recital Hall @ Benaroya Hall (info)

*Yellowman, The Sagittarius Band, Zions Gate Sound, The Rise N Shine Band at Nectar (info)

*City Arts Fest: Fences, William Elliot Whitmore, Black Whales, Daniel G Harmann at Neumo’s (info)


Saturday, October 22, 2011

*Death Cab For Cutie, The Head & The Heart at Key Arena (info)

*City Arts Fest: Ozomatli, Theoretics, Picoso, Dyno Jamz at Showbox Sodo (info)

*City Arts Fest: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Grand Hallway, Lemolo, Kris Orlowski at Crocodile (info)

*City Arts Fest: Male Bonding, Unnatural Helpers, Virgin Islands, The Fucking Eagles at Chop Suey (info)

*City Arts Fest: Shelby Lynne, Noah Gundersen at Triple Door (info)

*Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, Big Sur at Tractor (info)

*Dyme Def, Hopscotch Boys, The Cold Cold Ground at Sunset Tavern (info)

*City Arts Fest: Blackalicious, Freestyle Fellowship, Hi Life, Don’t Talk To The Cops at Showbox at the Market (info)

*City Arts Fest: Seapony, Tea Cozies, Midday Veil, Witch Gardens at Rendezvous (info)

*City Arts Fest: Capsula, Whalebones, Stag, Rose Windows at Comet Tavern (info)

*The Green, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Chris Boomer at El Corazon (info)

*City Arts Fest: The Long Winters, Campfire OK, Cobirds Unite, Cataldo at Showbox at the Market (info)

*City Arts Fest: The Hold Steady, Grand Archives at Neptune Theatre (info)


Sunday, October 23, 2011

*Earshot Jazz Festival: The Campbell Brothers: Sacred Steel at Triple Door (info)

*John Doe, Dead Rock West at Tractor (info)

*John Doe (Free) at Easy Street Records – West Seattle (info)

*Portishead, Thought Forms at WaMu Theater (info)


*KEXP Recommended Events

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