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Monday, June 4, 2007

Plugged in -- ASD's music picks for Monday, June 4

Posted By on Mon, Jun 4, 2007 at 8:30 AM

Liquid Courage: Pretty Girls Make Graves, 8pm, Great American Music Hall $15

"And so, we begin to say our fond farewells to Pretty Girls Make Graves, who will toss their final pop darts at the target that is our hearts on their retirement tour. Their last hurrah kicks off tonight and wraps in what's sure to be a blowout in the band's Emerald City home June 9. They leave us with three fine records, one heck of an EP, a history of audience-pleasing live shows, and many a memory inextricably linked to 'Something Bigger, Something Brighter,' 'Parade,' and all the rest..." --Pitchfork

Potentially awesome/awesomely bad: Battle of the Bands, 8pm w/ Two Left Feet, Overview, Panda, Apside, Broken October at Bottom of the Hill $5

Five bands compete to open for BFD, one of the largest mainstream rock festivals in the country. Five dollars to see who wins. Hmmm? Tempting. Tempting?

My Bloody Monday: Joy Wants Eternity, 8pm, w/ Foxtail Somersault at The Make Out Room $7

" Joy Wants Eternity's name sounds pop-punk to me (so maybe that's why I've been ignoring them for so long), but fans of My Bloody Valentine or even the more melodic side of Mogwai may be pleasantly surprised by their complex soundscapes. Live, the carefully crafted instrumentals are even more explosive than the MP3s suggest, and while it wasn't present at the Neumo's performance, I hear they often play to a projection of silent movies to liven up the experience." --The Stranger

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