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Crater unveils its new collection of dark industrial pop songs at Chop Suey.

Mon, Feb 22
Julien Baker
With a breathtaking voice and elegant acoustic arrangements, Julien Baker is a young singer-songwriter on the rise. Only 20, the Memphis-based Baker's debut album Sprained Ankle has already received wide critical acclaim for lit major lyrics delivered with vocal tone that makes every beautiful broken word sting. Expect a room hushed in respectful awe as the budding star kicks off her West Coast tour at the Vera Project. The Vera Project, $10–$12 

Tue, Feb 23
Sean Beaudoin
Seattle’s Sean Beaudoin strides past his young-adult novelist niche with Welcome Thieves, a collection of 12 deliciously dark short stories. Get a sampling of Beaudoin’s ex-rocker vibe, which permeates each strange story with profanely humorous and raw musings on modern adulthood, in person at Hugo House. Hugo House, Free 

Thur, Feb 25
Crater: Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep Release Show
Seattle's Crater makes industrial music for the Internet age. The team of Ceci Gomez and Kessiah Gordon craft captivating electronic music that expertly fluctuates between cold minimalism and gorgeous, expansive electropop in the vein of groups like Phantogram (but with a much darker edge). To properly debut its superb new album Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep, the duo will be joined by members of Bod to flesh out even more of the sound live. Hosted by KEXP's Audioasis, the concert also features Briana Marela and DJ sets by Sharlese and Rpal. Chop Suey, $7–$10

Feb 25–Feb 28
Ron Funches
“Not used to a 300 pound black man that giggles like an Asian schoolgirl?” There may not be a more instantly lovable standup comedian than the soft-spoken Ron Funches. The (now slimmer) star of NBC's Undateable and @midnight grand champion, jokes about race, sex, fatherhood, drugs, and even cats with jovial stoner enthusiasm. Catch him live for a weekend of shows at Tacoma Comedy Club. You’ll laugh and probably want to hug him afterwards, too. Tacoma Comedy Club, $15–$20

Feb 26–May 29
Forbidden Fruit: Chris Antemann at Meissen
The European porcelain tradition can be traced directly to Germany’s Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (established 1710). In 2012, Oregon sculptor Chris Antemann was invited to create at Meissen, and the results give the classic style an irreverent modern twist. Inspired by the Garden of Eden, Antemann’s crafted characters wittily exude forbidden sensuality with each smooth porcelain curvature and meticulously painted embellishment. Bellevue Arts Museum, $12 

Sat, Feb 27
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
A singer with an almost unbelievable life, Drew Holcomb enjoys bourbon, duck hunting, book collecting, and also graduated with a Masters degree in divinity from St. Andrews in Scotland. He has released six albums that channel the best of Americana music while drawing heavily on his personal experiences. With opening support from Bostonian folkie Sean McConnell, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors will show Seattle a different kind of folk song in what should be a memorable evening. The Crocodile, $15

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