Live Around Town This Week

The Thermals - photo by Christopher Nelson

Monday, January 17

AURELIO with Garifuna Soul @ The Triple Door

KEXP’s Best Ambiance DJ Jon Kertzer released the first record on his new label and Sub Pop imprint Next Ambiance last year in Bassekou Kouyate’s I Speak Fula. The label’s next release will come from Aurelio Martinez, who in addition to being one of “the most exception Garifuna artists of his generation,” is also the first black man to become a deputy in the Honduran Congress. Garifuna is a combination of Latin and African acoustic roots music and you can hear a sampling for yourself when Aurelio stops by to play on KEXP today at 1:00 PM. (7:30 pm, $20 adv / $23 dos, all ages)

Wednesday, January 19

THE CROCODILES with Flexions, Dirty Beaches @ The Crocodile

The last time the Crocodiles were in Seattle was to open for fellow San Diego band Dum Dum Girls at the High Dive. This time around they have a new album out in Sleep Forever, and it’s clear after one listen to the amazing title track, which was recently KEXP’s Song of the Day, that the Crocodiles certainly deserve to be headlining. Fortunately, the venue got it right. And if you can’t make the show on Wednesday or just want some more, they’ll be playing live on KEXP the next day (Thursday) at noon. (8 pm, $10 adv, 21+)

The Crocodiles – Sleep Forever

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Thursday, Januaray 20

CHAMPAGNE, CHAMPAGNE with Onry Ozzborn, Helluvastate, Sapient, Mr Hill, Candidt @ High Dive

Champagne, Champagne will be headlining a loaded night of hip hop Thursday at the High Dive. They also were the co-stars of the recently released MTV: $5 Cover. Here’s an interview they did with MTV:

(8 pm, $10 adv, 21+)

JAKE ONE with Freeway, DJ Vitamin D @ Neumos

(9 pm, $10, 21+)

Friday, January 21

THE THERMALS with Unnatural Helpers, White Fang @ Neumos

A show that shouldn’t need much promoting, especially considering Unnatural Helpers are on the bill as well. Here’s the video for the Thermals’ “I Don’t Believe You,” featuring Carrie Brownstein and a brief cameo by Isaac Brock:

(8 pm, $12 adv, all ages – bar w/ ID)

SERA CAHOONE with Kal Cahoone, Ghosts I’ve Met @ Columbia City Theater

Is there any way to buy a season-pass to the Columbia City Theater? (9 pm, $10)

BARE: An Entirely Acapella Evening @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center

Some of your favorite local musicians will be ditching the instruments for one night and using nothing but their pipes and maybe a few claps of the hands and stomps of the feet to entertain the Fremont Abbey audience. Participating will be The Maldives, The Moondoggies, Grand Hallway, Goldfinch, Pablo Trucker, Shenandoah Davis, Kevin Barrans & Family, and Caleb Quick & Family. (8 pm, $12-$15)

Also on Friday:

DREW GROW & THE PASTORS’ WIVES with Big Sur, See Me River @ The Comet Tavern – (9 pm, $8, 21+)

SAGE with Sons of Mothers, Fan Fiction @ Chop Suey – (9 pm, $8, 21+)

Saturday, January 22

THE YOUNG EVILS with Black Whales, First Times @ The Tractor Tavern

The Young Evils have been killing it as of late. The boyfriend/girlfriend duo of Troy Nelson and McKenzie Mercer released a stellar debut album in Enchanted Chapel, stopped by KEXP for an amazing in-studio performance in early December, and playing the Three Imaginary Girls Holiday Party later in the month. Now will be a good time to catch them at The Tractor.

VIPER CREEK CLUB with Tea Cozies, Katie Katie, Concours d’Elegance @ Columbia City Theater

(9 pm, $8)

Also on Saturday:

WHITE LIES with Ships @ Neumos – (8 pm, $10 adv, all ages – bar w/ ID)

SUMMER BABES with The Villains, Sister Wife @ The Blue Moon

GLASS CANDY with Chromatics, Desire, DJ Jodi Bon Jodi, DJ Porq @ Chop Suey -(9 pm, $10 adv / $12 dos, 21+)

LEGENDARY OAKS with The Brambles, Ole Tinder @ The High Dive – (9:30 pm, $7, 21+)

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