THURSDAY 9/8

OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL, THE MUSIC TAPES

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These Stranger-suggested titans from the Elephant 6 heyday are reunited and reinvigorated. Between this and March's Elephant 6 Holiday Surprise Show, the Vera Project's becoming the de rigueur spot to catch members of that famed collective in comeback mode. Vera Project, 7:30 pm, $15 adv/$17 DOS.

SATURDAY 9/10

KIMYA DAWSON

This show is billed as a family concert, so expect some tots and yuppie 'rents in the crowd for Dawson, who remains a singular, captivating voice in the region. Kids 12 and under get in free, and if you're a 12-year-old reading this right now, congratulations, you must be awesome. Town Hall, 11 am, free for kids 12 and under/$5 for adults with children/$25 for unaccompanied adults.

THE HUMAN LEAGUE, THE B-52S

This crowd's a different story. You might have to brave a field full of wined-up cougars if you want to catch these new-wave legends, but there's a chance it'll be worth it anyway (Dare still holds up, after all). Bring a folding chair, holla at the peacocks, and laugh to yourself as you skew the median age statistics at this Altria-owned winery. Also, ponder this cosmic inevitability: Colin Farrell will look like Philip Oakley in 10 years. Chateau Ste. Michelle, 7 pm, $35–$65.

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IDENTITY FESTIVAL

This festival is sponsored by energy drinks and features bro-step heavyweight Rusko, so, y'know, it comes with its own crowd-related caveats. Just don't sleep on Holy Ghost!, whose jam "Some Children" with schmaltz-rocker Michael McDonald is one of the sultriest songs of 2011. Gorge Amphitheatre, 1 pm, $50–$200.