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Fri, Oct 11, 2013 at 3:45 AM

click to enlarge Warpaint -- See Saturday - PHOTO COURTESY OF WARPAINT
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  • Warpaint -- See Saturday

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Friday, October 11

Los Tres Marks: Money Mark, Mark de Clive-Lowe, DJ Nu-Mark


For Subsuelo's Los Tres Marks event, three of the most daring and experimental musicians -- all named Mark -- come together to dismantle and then reassemble hip-hop, funk, soul and ferociously rare vintage keyboards and even children's toys, too. Jurassic 5 alum Nu-Mark has an entire set augmented by noisemaking toddler toys -- you'll never look at Fisher-Price the same way again -- while producer and polymath de Clive-Lowe will be insta-building his own live remixes. And Money Mark? Based on his history with Delicious Vinyl, Dust Brothers and The Beastie Boys, he'll probably burst out of a glowing Close Encounters UFO with a vintage Optigan strapped to his waist and proceed to deploy the funk. Plus: Anyone named Mark gets in for free! So, uh, mark your calendars. --Chris Ziegler

The Dogs


The Dogs were punk rock before the term even existed, forming in 1969 in Lansing, Mich., where they were inspired by such high-energy forebears as The Stooges and The MC5. But when The Dogs headed West, relocating to Hollywood in the mid-1970s, their songs became shorter, faster and meaner, anticipating the punk revolution that was right around the corner. The trio has been performing live off and on ever since, although lead singer/guitarist Loren Molinare still plays with hard-rockers Little Caesar and bassist Mary Kay is a member of Kanary. The Dogs have been around long enough to appear on bills with AC/DC, Guns N' Roses and Television, but only a few punk bands can honestly claim that they've torn it up onstage with Sid Vicious, as The Dogs once did at the Whisky. --Falling James

KT Tunstall


It's hard to stand out in a sonic landscape where singer songwriters are a penny a dozen, especially when armed only with an acoustic guitar. But for the past decade, Kate Victoria Tunstall, better known as KT Tunstall, has defied the odds. Tunstall's breakout track, 2005's "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree," still gets radio play and her stronghold on contemporary folk rock is monumental, as exemplified by her most recent release, Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon. Taking on a more Western theme, the album has been critically acclaimed for its natural, digestible sound, which maintains Tunstall's heartfelt melodies and eloquent lyrics. Tunstall has spoken of her sharpened sense of mortality after the death of her father while she was recording the LP, saying the experience inspired the album's delicacy. --Britt Witt

Saturday, October 12

Pet Shop Boys


Throughout their 32 years of activity, Pet Shop Boys have sold an impressive 50 million records worldwide and collaborated with heavyweights including David Bowie, Elton John, Liza Minnelli and Madonna, among an array of talented others. After 28 years with the label Parlophone, the U.K.-based pop mega duo released its 12th studio LP, Electric, on Kobalt Records in July. Of this album, the Boys -- Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe -- explained: "Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas Elysium had a reflective mood, Electric is pretty banging!" Tonight's show, one of the last stops on the group's current tour, will without a doubt be a banging good time. --Jacqueline Michael Whatley

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