NO BABIES, FREAK VIBE, BREAD AND MILK, AAAA OOOO
Oakland no-core act No Babies are responsible for some of the most compelling noise-punk blasts on the West Coast right now. Frantic, screamy vocals and craftily composed tenor sax draw dutiful comparisons to Coughs—the formidable early-'00s sax-freaked Chicago noise-rock outfit—which is a really good thing. Their songs are violent confrontations with mediocrity, and they shouldn't leave a still body in the house. Complex-rhythm lovers, atonal-skronk obsessives, and weirdo-rock fiends should not miss this awesomely bizarro show. Black Lodge, 9 pm.
CONCERTS AT THE MURAL: DECIBEL FESTIVAL NIGHT
Indulge in the most intensely woozy summer feelings and head down to Seattle Center for the second of four free outdoor shows of predominantly local artists brought to us by the folks at KEXP. Tonight, they team up with Decibel Festival to present three electronic-oriented artists—two who are locally based and one who's from California. Producing some of SoCal's most lush, Balearic-pop electroscapes, Yppah (aka Joe Corrales Jr.) conjures fiercely atmospheric, guitar-looped productions made especially sultry with vocals from hometown icy-electronics queen Anomie Belle. Add Katie Kate's hiphop-pop sass and IG88's totally chilled down-tempo ambience, and it's a subtle, get-down-able showcase of sublime late-night sounds. Seattle Center, 5:30 pm, free.
BOOKHOUSE BABES, FLU, GIRLPOOL, HEATHERS, ALEX MENNE
It might not be surprising for a band with a name derived from a classic '80s black comedy, but Los Angeles guitar-pop outfit Heathers quaintly identify with the self-coined genre "miserablism." This '80s indie pop/C86-inspired band's latest release—a four-song Part Time Punks session of smart Wedding Present covers—would likely do David Gedge and company proud with its cute/miserable, earnest jangle. It's the most meta pop release I've heard recently, even closing off with a Heathers-ified WP rendition of UK post-punk classic "Getting Nowhere Fast" (originally by Girls at Our Best!). Even the late legendary tastemaker/BBC DJ John Peel would likely approve of this stellar indie-pop night. Ground Zero, 7 pm, $6/$5 with a can of food.