Siberian via their MySpace
November has come, bringing into full-swing the tour season. While there are some great out-of-towners visiting, don’t forget about the several fantastic local groups hitting the stage. This week there is a problem: They’re all booked up on the weekend. Honestly, I’m having trouble deciding which shows I’ll be at, and I think Saturday I may be splitting my time between two different shows. Perhaps you’ll have an easier time than me, but this list might make it difficult for you as well.
Friday November 2nd:
Seattle: Siberian (Indie) @ Crocodile $8 and 9 pm
Come out to the Croc for a full evening of local acts. Opening is post-rock local supergroup Ships, who’ll be performing their My Bloody Valentine-esque music. In the middle is Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, the big band with the big name with the big following around these parts. Headlining is Siberian, Seattle indie rockers who have a new release out, With Me. Check out their website to stream the album before heading out to the show, gaining an insight to their new material.
Portland: Kickball (Indie/Bedroom) @ Portland State 7 pm
These Olympians will be your next favorite if you’re a fan of how indie sounded when it started. I mean, real, true college radio rock. How fitting this show is hosted by the university’s student run radio station, KPSU? They’re preparing for a full European tour, so wish them well and definitely pick up a copy of their latest record, Everything is a Miracle, Nothing is….
Saturday November 3rd: Pleasureboaters (Thrash/Dance punk) @ Neumo’s $13 and 8pm
I’m getting really tired of hearing the grumble: “People in Seattle don’t know how to dance at shows!” Pre-func at home or head into Moe’s next door and get a few drinks, do SOMETHING to loosen yourself up Seattle, and then head to this show and DANCE. How about showing all those nay-sayers that we do know how to move? When the local boys Pleasureboaters take the stage, the alcohol may not be necessary to get you dancing, but it sure will put you in the mood for their reputable antics. Touring New Yorkers Battles will pick-up what the openers start, so you best be nice and sweaty by the end of the night.
Sunday November 4th: Aqueduct (Indie-pop) @ Crocodile 8pm and $10
End your weekend with some pop from Portlander Aqueduct. He just wrapped up a tour, and is headed out again for another round, with Georgie James. Tonight’s show will be with local band Sea Navy. Check out what he had to say with me at this past Bumbershoot:
Downtown YMCA’s Fusion Cafe
Another option for Sunday night is to catch the show over at the Y’s all-ages venue, chock full of local acts. Opening is Team Gina, who as I said a few weeks ago are just hilarious. Tacocat are channeling 90’s grrrl band Bratmobile. Pwrfl Power is triple duty: adorable, hilarious, and musically gifted. Headliners Casy and Brian may be visiting from San Fran, but they are originally Seattlites. For a local show calendar, I don’t think I could have struck out better than this. For you looking for a good local show, this will satisfy.