Hey, hey, they’re the (surviving) Monkees

Ready to monkey around?

The Monkees will play a reunion show at 8 p.m. Saturday at Benaroya Hall’s S. Mark Taper Auditorium.

The concert will feature the three remaining members of the band, Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. Onetime frontman Davy Jones died in 2012.

The group spent a long time apart. Nesmith left the band in 1970, after its heyday on its self-titled NBC sitcom had ended. He didn’t need money — oddly enough, he was an heir to the Liquid Paper fortune.

But in 2012, he got back together with his bandmates, and what followed was a triumphant return to stage.

The group is now making an encore round across the United States. Fans can expect to hear the band’s best loved material — “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” “Daydream Believer” and more.

Tickets are $55.72 to $139.60 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Another reunion of a different sort will come to the WaMu Theater at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

My Bloody Valentine, the iconic shoegaze band, made a huge mark on the alt-rock scene in 1991, when it released its second album, “Loveless.” The group’s ethereal guitars led to a long list of imitators and admirers, including the Smashing Pumpkins.

But, despite across-the-board acclaim, album sales for “Loveless” were mediocre. The group’s third album failed to coalesce quickly. Many assumed that was because of the perfectionist tendencies of frontman Kevin Shields, who reportedly scrapped two complete albums because they weren’t up to his standards.

Whatever the reason, the group’s third record finally saw the light of day this February, more than 20 years after “Loveless.” The new album, “mbv,” was hailed with rapturous reviews, and the band is now touring in support of it.

The show is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday at WaMu Theatre. Tickets are $53.05 at ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Finally, the Dillinger Escape Plan will headline the seventh annual Summer Slaughter, which also features lesser-known acts such as Animals as Leaders and Periphery. The tour hits the Showbox SoDo at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The Dillinger Escape Plan, based in New Jersey, has seen its star rise slowly since forming in 1997.

For more than a decade, the group’s frenzied, experimental take on hardcore music kept it outside the mainstream, but those same traits helped the group win a loyal following that gradually grew.

The group is now touring behind its fifth album, “One of Us Is the Killer,” which debuted at No. 25 on the Billboard 200, a career best for the band.

Tickets are $29.50 at showboxonline.com or 888-929-7849.

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