Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week: October 19–25

Because sometimes you need a week of black metal, literary wandering, and Rainier beer.

By Joanna Sappenfield Edited by Seth Sommerfeld October 19, 2015

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Let DIIV's Z. Cole Smith get your week rocking on Monday.

Mon, Oct 19
After riding a wave of success with its 2012 debut LP Oshin, breezy Brooklyn shoegaze outfit DIIV has been carefully prepping for the release of its follow-up Is the Is Are this month. While it's apparently imminent, no release date has been announced yet. Still, one would assume the group's Neumos set will be packed with new tunes, like the album's first single "Dopamine."  Neumos, $18

Wed, Oct 21
No one makes heaviness sound gorgeous in the way that Deafheaven does. The San Francisco black metal band broke onto the scene with 2013's Sunbather, a record praised by headbangers and NPR tastemakers alike. Deafheaven returns with New Burmuda, an album more rooted in traditional metal sounds, but still with a knack for epic key changes and soaring melodic accents. Neumos, $18

Thur, Oct 22
Lit Crawl Seattle 2015
Sample the local literary scene in one night on Capitol Hill and First Hill as Lit Crawl Seattle returns. Female voices take the spotlight with Vida Women of Color at Fred Wildlife Refuge and in headliner readings at Town Hall by memoirists Sarah Hepola and Melissa Febos, who respectively recount their blackout drinker and dominatrix pasts. Various venues, Free

Sat, Oct 24
R Day
As part of KEXP's never-ending quest to raise funds for its new Seattle Center home, the station heads to the Old Rainier Brewery in Georgetown to celebrate R Day. The free festivities include live music from Northwest favorites Beat Connection and the Helio Sequence, an ice skating rink (which feels a little seasonally early), and a beer garden that will be pouring plenty of Rainier all night long. The Old Rainier Brewery, Free

Thru Oct 25
Ben Gibbard Presents His Favorite Music Films
There’s always been a cinematic quality to Ben Gibbard’s lyricism, so it should come as no surprise the Death Cab for Cutie frontman fancies himself something of a film buff. Northwest Film Forum now hosts Ben Gibbard Presents His Favorite Music Films, where the songwriter will share his favorite music films including The Decline of Western Civilization: Part II and Kurt Cobain: About a Son. Northwest Film Forum, $11; Series pass $54

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