LAYMAN'S TERMS, THE MYRIAD, THE HUMIDIFLYERS: Thurs Feb 21, Paradox Theater, 8 pm, $7

DREW VICTOR, QUIET AFTER NINE: Fri Feb 22, Coffee Messiah, 8 pm, $2

DJs YONAS, CONQUEST: Fri Feb 22, Pearl Coffeehouse, 8pm, $5

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, THE DISMEMBERMENT PLAN, AVEO: Fri Feb 22, EMP, 8:30 pm, $13/$15

ANTI-FLAG, AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY, THRICE, PIPEDOWN, VIRUS*NINE: Fri Feb 22, Graceland, 5 pm, $10

BRAINSTORM EMCEE BATTLE: ONE MAN ARMY, DJs ABILITIES, SAYEED, 64 EMCEES: Fri Feb 22, I-Spy, 6 pm, $10

MONSTRAWTIKUSS FRANKENTIENIKUSS, AFTERDUST, POINT DEFECT, FONTINELLE: Fri Feb 22, Old Fire House (Redmond), 8 pm, $5

NOGGIN: Fri Feb 22, Second Avenue Pizza, 8 pm, free

DAMIEN JURADO & GATHERED IN SONG (CD RELEASE), OWEN, KYLE FISHER: Sat Feb 23, Crocodile, 5 pm, $8

SOUND OFF! FINALS: AARON RICHNER & THE BLUES DRIVERS, THE SPIT LICKS, TBD: Sat Feb 23, EMP, 8:30 pm, $5/$10

AKOMA ENSEMBLE, YAW AMPONSAH: Sat Feb 23, Seattle Art Museum, 5:30 pm, $7

BRAINSTORM EMCEE BATTLE 2002: ATMOSPHERE w/ SLUG & MR. DIBBS, EYEDEA & ABILITIES, BINARY STAR w/ ONE MAN ARMY, DJ PHRIKSHUN, MASSIVE MONKEYS: Sat Feb 23, Hub Ballroom, 7 pm, $15

BLÖÖDHAG, BOBBITT, ME INFECTO: Sat Feb 23, Theater Off Jackson, 8 pm, $6

BLOOD BROTHERS, CEPHIED, AMBITIOUS CAREER WOMAN: Sat Feb 23, Yak Room, 8 pm, $6

RASKOLNIKON, ADVOCATE, MINDLESS THUGS, THE SOMETHING TONS, SHIVER: Sun Feb 24, Ballard Firehouse, 4 pm, $7

BRAINSTORM EMCEE BATTLE 2002: C-RAYZ WALZ, iCON THE MIC KING, EDUCATED CONSUMERS: Sun Feb 24, Sit & Spin, 3pm, $5

COGNITIVE DISSIDENTS: SLAYMOBIL, HILLBILLY CHROME: Tues Feb 26, Coffee Messiah, 8 pm, free

THE GOOD LIFE, AZURE RAY, ROSIE THOMAS: Wed Feb 27, Paradox Theater, 8 pm, $8