Hipster Death Fest and Circuit Vine
Attention, Eastside teens! You are in a pretty great place in the world for all-ages music. The Old Fire House in Redmond has been a vital part of Seattle's greater-area all-ages music scene since the early '90s. Plus, in Bellevue there's the similarly historic and now very suburbanly new Ground Zero, the most happening rec room/venue in the Lake Hills neighborhood. It's a diverse night at OFH featuring local electronic duo Circuit Vine, which only played their first show in June. While their galactic '80s bit is still teething, it recalls what was once good about chillwave: propulsive tropical rhythms, nostalgic, foggy atmospheres, and big beat drops. But with Circuit Vine's fucked-up rap-gaze vocals reminiscent of 2009-era Disaro Records, it's a recipe for what can now just be umbrella'd under the phrase "post-chill cluster-wave." You can dance to it, either way. With In the Pouch and Julio X. Old Fire House, 8 pm, $5.
HIPSTER DEATH FEST
Day 4: Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, Microscopic Suffering, Carrion Cathartid, Mongrel Gods.
Day 5: Sentient Explosive, Ffej, Pulling Out the Light, Quiet Things.
The third annual DIY noise event Hipster Death Fest spans five days of apocalyptic machine takeover presented by THREAT, a show series based at the Mercury Lounge, Capitol Hill's members-only goth club (a subterranean, low-lit dungeon featuring Satan on turntables). With just one week till All Hallows Eve, Hipster Death Fest is curated from your nightmares by local noise musician Joy Von Spain. It starts off Wednesday at the Mercury (21+), continues at Psychomachia and the Highline, and then closes off Saturday and Sunday without age discrimination at the Josephine, a Ballard haven for experimental music. Prolific Seattle three-piece Blue Sabbath Black Cheer disturb Saturday night with aural inhumanities. The noise alchemists' latest LP, The Boundary Between the Living and the Deceased Dissolved, immerses the listener in a miasma of cannibalistic hate and doomsday-trippin' desolation. The next and final day, skip church and get distressed to impress at the Psychedelic Brunch, also held at the Josephine. Acts range from minimal meditations to wall-of-sound blasts: Bring earplugs. Josephine, Sat 9 pm, Sun 1 pm, by donation.