Lisa Johnson

FRIDAY 7/25

BROKEN WATER, SOME EMBER, UNDERPASS, BODY OF LIGHT, WINDOW

It's a mesh-and-lace-covered night of synth pop, goth, post-punk, and industrial adoration, so prep your blackest of blacks (Vantablack, anyone?). Arizonian brother duo Body of Light's '80s synth-pop resurrection casts a sonic hex of unholy gothtronics, creating a pervasively sensual sound that demands movement. The night stays spooky with goth-spaced sounds from Olympia/BC-based band Underpass, whose forward-moving bass lines are hallowed with a Robert Smith–esque catatonic guitar/dream layer. Also on this talent-stacked lineup are Olympia "grunge"-gazers Broken Water, who drench their listeners in murky walls of guitars and emotive, cascading Northwestern chord constructions. Elsewhere on this totally "Vantablack" bill, Oakland electro-darkwave outfit Some Ember's icy pulses should move reluctant, pigment-deprived bodies onto the floor, while Window will get abrasive with their thrashed industrial-metal crunch. Black Lodge, 9 pm.

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD, HARD GIRLS, DOGBRETH

Folk-punk powerhouse act Andrew Jackson Jihad also play tonight on Eastlake's punk corridor. While the lyrically focused and self-aware "folk-punk" subgenre often gets a bit too heartfelt—ahem, cheesy—for my taste, Jihad's lyrics are awe-inspiringly direct: "There's a bad man in everyone... There's a rapist and a Nazi living in our tiny hearts/Child pornographers and cannibals, and politicians, too/There's someone in your head waiting to fucking strangle you." If there's one thing I appreciate in songwriting, it's the boldness to be real, and those who also appreciate that will have much to explore here. El Corazón, 7 pm, $15 adv/$17 DOS.

SATURDAY 7/26

RAIN CITY ROCK CAMP FOR GIRLS SUMMER CAMP SHOWCASE

If you're not already familiar with this noble and necessary local institution, Rain City Rock Camp gives young grrrls a chance to build confidence and learn how to play music. *Applause button* So much yes! Ladies ages 8 to 17 learn to sing, play guitar, bass, or drums, and even form a band during the weeklong camp, then perform their songs at this culminating and positive-energied event. Get down to the Croc this Saturday at noon o'clock to give these grrrls-in-training a well-deserved high five. Crocodile, noon, $10. recommended