By Derek York
Even the most prudish among us will feel compelled to shake their ass at a Scissor Sisters concert. With infectious hooks and unforgettable stage antics, the Sisters should be “peaking” tonight when they hit Seattle in the middle of an epic domestic tour.
If you are from Brooklyn and you’re playing Seattle does that mean you are inherently cool? Cause it sure seems like any Brooklyn band good enough to tour gets automatic props from the music media. FRIENDS have sexy looks and cool Ravonettes style vocals, but can they make a group of jaded Belltown hipsters dance? I say we make this quintet prove their musical merits on Wednesday night at the Crocodile.
Erik Blood is one of those amazing studio wizards who periodically blesses us with an album or a live performances. So take the opportunity Thursday to see some original music from a guy who has contributed to great albums from bands like Thee Satisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, the Moondoggies and NadaMucho.com favorites the Lights.
Barboza, the new club space downstairs from Neumos, is “peaking” on back to back nights this week. Kinski make epic compositions for guitar, drums, bass and flute and, as elder statesmen of the Seattle music scene, Barboza may be the only venue they’ve yet to play. So don’t space on this spacey night of rock just because you’re still recovering from the Erik Blood show…especially since opener’ The Men have released one of our favorite records of 2012, the ballbusting Open Your Heart.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRg68CCc4p4]
If you’re more in the mood for clever American songwriting from a dreamy alt-country icon, head to the Crocodile to see Old 97s frontman Rhett Miller play songs from his new solo album The Dreamer.
There is a resurgence of independent music in Seattle and Kota is among those leading the charge (they are neck and neck with Killer Canary.) This entire bill is stacked with radness so pencil it in for your Saturday night.
It’s Sunday, so treat yourself to a religous experience in the form of Russian Circles’ some heavy, operatic rock music. Their 2011 album Empros was one of our ten favorites last year.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw60b-wk9MA&feature=youtu.be]