Live Around Town This Week

Girl Talk - photo by Kyle Johnson

Tuesday, March 15

GIRL TALK @ Showbox SoDo

My first experience with Girl Talk came unexpectedly at a music festival a few years ago. At the time, my friends and I weren’t terribly familiar with Girl Talk – who he was, what he did, or what kind of following he had – and we were trying to cross in front of the stage he was playing on to get to somewhere else on the other side of the festival grounds. The crowd was in such a raucous frenzy as his mashed-up samples thundered from the stage that it not only took us about fifteen minutes to make it out the other side, but we lost each other in the process. After reconvening we looked at each other: “What the fuck was going on back there?” …So, yeah, that’s going to be going on in the Showbox SoDo on Tuesday and Wednesday, with Wednesday serving as a 21+ show. The shows are sold out, of course, but you might be able to get lucky on Craigslist. (7 pm, SOLD OUT, all ages – bar w/ ID)

DEVO @ The Moore

Devo! And by all accounts they are still unbelievable live. You’ve seen it a million times, but I can’t resist: one of the greatest music videos of all-time. (7:30 pm, $38-$43, all ages)

MARNIE STERN with Tera Melos @ The Vera Project

MARC RIBOT plays to Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid @ The Triple Door

Marc Ribot will play a live guitar score to Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, which will be screened simultaneously. Live scores are always fun and god bless the Triple Door for hosting them occasionally. Marc Ribot is a veteran guitarist who has played on countless albums and film scores, including The Departed, Walk The Line, Where the Wild Things Are, and Everything is Illuminated. If anyone knows what makes a good film score, it’s Ribot, and it will be interesting to see how he approaches a silent film like The Kid. (7 pm, $20 adv/$22 dos, all ages)

Wednesday, March 16

GIRL TALK @ Showbox SoDo

Girl Talk is touring in support of his recent critically-acclaimed release All Day. Visit this website to learn what each and every sample is as the songs are played. (7 pm, $20-$25, 21+)

GRAND HALLWAY with Y La Bamab, Denver @ The Triple Door

(7:30 pm, $10 adv/$12 dos, all ages)

SHANE TUTMARC & THE TRAVELING MERCIES with Side Saddle, Brian Ledford & The Cadillac Desert @ The Tractor Tavern

Country troubadour Shane Tutmarc stopped by KEXP studios in January. Watch some videos of his in-studio set here.

Shane Tutmarc - photo of Jim Bennett

(9 pm, $7, 21+)

Thursday, March 17

SEE ME RIVER with S, John Atkins @ The Crocodile

Local band See Me River released new album Where Did We Go Wrong earlier this year. Here’s a review + an interview with the band by Chris Estey. (8 pm, $8, 21+)

Friday, March 18

DESTROYER with War On Drugs, Yuni In Taxco @ The Crocodile

If you’re not familiar with Destroyer, don’t rush to assume they are a headbanging European metal band as the name might suggest. In fact, Destroyer, aka Vancouver, BC musician Dan Bejar (also of the New Pornographers) is about as far from thrashing as possible; his music revolves around softly sung lyrics and buoyant instrumentation. Earlier this year Destroyer’s 9th album Kaputt was released. Here’s what KEXP Music Director Don Yates had to say:

“The ninth album from Vancouver’s Dan Bejar (who also does time in New Pornographers) is a gorgeous set of sophisticated, ‘80s-influenced electro-pop, featuring a variety of sleek, world-weary songs colored with prominent sax, muted trumpet and flute for a lush, atmospheric sound reminiscent of ‘80s-era Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music.” -1/14/2011

(8 pm, $15, 21+)


The Residents are…odd…to say the least. Read up here. (8 pm, $25 adv, 21+)

Saturday, March 19

MICHAEL HURLEY with Jason Dodson, Shana Cleveland & The Sand Castles @ Chapel Performance Space

This will be part of Hollow Earth Radio’s Magma Fest, which features a plethora of local artists performing at a number of unorthodox locations around Seattle. This performance will be held at the Chapel Performance Space at the corner of Sunnyside and 50th in Wallingford.

Sunday, March 20

WARPAINT with PVT, Family Band @ Neumos

LA quartet Warpaint have recently released The Fool, their debut full-length album on Rough Trade that follows the success of their debut EP, Exquisite Corpse, which was mixed by John Frusciante. Here’s “Undertow” from the new release:

Warpaint – Undertow

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(8 pm, $12 adv, 21+)

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  1. Dejaay
    Posted March 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Hey ;0) You missed ShowBox at the Market on Wed. the 16th!
    Tres. Mts and My Goodness!

  2. Gmack
    Posted March 16, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

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