THE DOOM AND GLOOM OF THE BODY

(Highline) Portland duo the Body, drummer Lee Buford and guitarist Chip King, take their horror-movie aesthetic so far, it's hard to know whether to laugh or to run like hell. They seem serious, but it's impossible not to smile at song titles like "Hail to Thee, Everlasting Pain" from I Shall Die Here. They recorded their fourth full-length with Bobby Krlic of Haxan Cloak, and it oozes with howling and pounding, yet it isn't quite goth rock or doom metal. With their employment of loops and samples, it's more like blackwave. You could even dance to it... and that might be the only way to keep from crying. With San Diego's Old Man Wizard and Seattle's Witch Ripper and MTNS: This is gonna be one heavy night. KATHY FENNESSY
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THE BABY-MAKING ADULT-CONTEMPO OF CHRIS ISAAK

If Chris Isaak had a dollar for every baby conceived to his "Wicked Game," he'd likely have tens of thousands of dollars—in the very early '90s, just hearing that slow-mo slide guitar and Isaak's shy croon caused instant ovulation. In reality, "Wicked Game" supplied Isaak with millions, making the journey from ignored single to highly effective David Lynch soundtrack to baby-making perennial on par with Anita Baker's Rapture, and ultimately setting up camp on the edge of overexposure forever. Tonight, Isaak brings the song so evocative it gave him a persona for life to the Chateau Ste. Michelle winery, along with some other songs. DAVID SCHMADER
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MOTLEY CRUE EMBARK ON THE "LEGALLY PREVENTED FROM EVER DOING IT AGAIN" TOUR

(White River Amphitheatre) White River continues its summer programming as the premier destination for Seattle’s aging butt-rockers and mullet-havers. And while White River will proudly go forward (see also Journey, Steve Miller, Tower of Power, and Santana in July and August) the band Mötley Crüe will not. After this tour, Mötley Crüe have signed official legal documents stating none of the members, together or solo, can EVER play or tour with any of the songs in the Crüe catalog, EVER AGAIN. Since it’s a final tour, the Mötleys are promising BIG things—like a flame-throwing bass for Nikki Sixx (projecting flames over 30 feet into the air!) and Tommy Lee’s new “Crüecifly” drum solo (catering to seats in the back of the house by flying out over the audience, rotating end over end!) If the band is serious, this is your LAST CHANCE to shout at the devil with them. Forvever and ever, mkay? KELLY O
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