Has the quickly cooled off weather given you the blues here in the Northwest? If so, don’t fear — this week has plenty of pop and sunny folk to get you uplifted. Or, deepen your chills with the finally released documentary of Kurt Cobain.
Friday, October 12th Dept of Energy (Indie) @ Tractor Tavern 9pm & $7
Kick-off the weekend with a little of that aforementioned indie pop. Dept of Energy have played in-studio performances, as well as other great local events like the George Town Music Festival. Plus, taverns are good for getting drunk, and Dept of Engery’s poppy keyboard infused indie rock with random yells thrown in and catchy choruses will be perfect for drink induced sing-alongs. The band is advertising fresh new material as well, as well as possible free demos to be passed out!
Saturday, October 13th The Ruby Doe (Rock/Pop) @ The High Dive 8pm & FREE
If you’re looking for something a bit more rockin’ but still poppy enough to bounce around to, check out the Ruby Doe on Saturday at the High Dive. And c’mon, if you’re superstitious look at the night: the 13th of October. OooOoo.
Sunday, October 14th Cancer Raising (Rap) @ Neumos $8
They tout themselves as the “original 206 hip-hop” which is a heavy title to carry as the local hip-hop scene has been making waves. This rap troupe boast harder beats and rhymes than their local peers, and based on songs like, “Let’s Start Some Shit”, they aren’t afraid to bring it.
Tuesday, October 16th About a Son (Documentary) @ Varsity Theater 7:10, 9:20
You can give me crap about Nirvana later, but I won’t deny they were and have been a cornerstone in the Seattle music scene and beyond. Besides, this is not a Nirvana video, rather a documentary about this whole area as seen through Kurt Cobain’s eyes. Audio recordings collected from his friend and journalist Michael Azerrad divulge his life story of growing up in smalltown Aberdeen and making it big in Seattle.
**Portlanders: For tonight’s event, read Seattle’s tomorrow!
Wednesday, October 17th Arthur & Yu [opening for Great Lake Swimmers] (folk/indie) @ Tractor Tavern 9pm & $7
The Tractor is knocking it out twice with pop this week, this time with a mid-week show from darlings Arthur & Yu. This is my serious local band crush, both of them. This is their homecoming after traveling all over the country with amazing headliners like Iron & Wine and the Album Leaf, and tonight is with California’s Great Lake Swimmers.
**Portlanders: This same show will be on Tuesday at Holcene.
Thursday, October 18th Tullycraft (Pop) @ the Crocodile $8 & 9pm
If you’re still feeling gloomy under the gray Seattle skies, tonight’s show is a definite bet to bring a smile to your face. You know the night will just be brimming with pop giddiness when the show is hosted by indie pop bloggers Three Imaginary Girls. Plus, it is headliner Tullycraft’s CD release show, meaning you’ll be treated to plenty of new ear candy.