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Mark Lanegan christens new Seattle music venue

Mark Lanegan, best-known as the seductively lost, smoky-voiced lead singer of the Seattle proto-grunge band, Screaming Trees, but also a solo artist in his own right, christens the Neptune Theatre as a music venue Friday. The longtime University District movie house has recently been refurbished by the Seattle Theatre Group, which operates the Paramount and Moore theaters.

Lanegan is joined in this acoustic outing by vocalist Sean Wheeler and multi-instrumentalist Zander Schloss, both of the Circle Jerks.

9 p.m. June 17, Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St. Seattle; $24 (877-784-4849 or