On any given weekend in Seattle, there are a million amazing shows to see - from jazz sets at coffee shops and orchestras at theaters, to a grunge shows in DIY spaces and major touring acts at any of our larger venues. Maybe this weekend you want to try something new; maybe you heard one song by this small electronic, folk, grunge group that you heard on Audioasis or from a friend; or maybe you’re just tired of what you’ve been previously listening to. Luckily for you, the PNW is ripe with local acts who perform in our city every day. Because we love the amazing diversity of venues, art spaces, producers, bookers, musicians, and talent, we’re going to make a few suggestions, including a few especially for those of you not attending the Capitol Hill Block Party. This week we recommend White Night, The Lopez, Ubu Roi, and Monarchies at Victory Lounge; Friends and Family, Sphynx, Half-Breed, and The Sebastians of Bremen at The Rendezvous; Zachary Cale, Le Sang Song, and Case Studies at Heartland; Meth Dad, Yer Heart!, Pill Wonder and others at Heartland; and Around The Block Party with Wimps, Dude York, Childbirth, and more at Chop Suey.
Wednesday, July 24th: Victory Lounge
Who knows who's even headlining this show, but it's a solid garage punk bi-coastal line-up comprised of Seattle's Ubu Roi and the Monarchies alongside Philadelphia's The Lopez and Fullerton, CA's White Night, so it really could be any of them. In fact, maybe they should just all play at the same time while chugging beers? Sounds like a Wednesday night of wholesome spun out mosh-pitted happy-go-rough fun. More info here. Victory Lounge, 9pm, $6, 21+.
On Wednesday No Sleep Seattle brings us the soaring operatics of Oakland's FXVXR WITCH alongside Audioasis' SH6RL6S6 and Mitchell Bell for a night of electronic star-gazing at Therapy. Lounge. Thursday kicks off the block party with Goundislava and Beat Connection at Barboza for some youthful electronic dancing. On Friday you can listen to the probably way too loud main stage of the Block Party from The Cockpit which is situated almost directly next to the stage - don't go there if you're interested in what's happening on main stage though - Cockpit will have Miracles Club playing and SPF 666, Jackson (Party Tribe Trolls), Reverend Dollars as the DJs for the night. If the Cockpit isn't your thing, Airport will be playing with Olympia's Wet and Vex as well as Cairo Pythian from California at Therapy. Saturday you can catch the really amazing J. Phillipe of Dirtybird records at Electric Tea Garden - this girl has a degree in engineering and has chosen to make house music instead, and the meticulous intelligence needed for that degree is totally aural in her beats. On Sunday if you can also catch Truckasaurus, Airport, and Brainfruit at the Vermillion.
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