Wednesday, January 11

The Charming Snakes

Ramshackle local punk and/or rock is seldom as fetching as that of this quartet, who moved here from Austin

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Weekly Notable Shows

Wednesday, January 11

The Charming Snakes

Ramshackle local punk and/or rock is seldom as fetching as that of this quartet, who moved here from Austin a while back. War Room, 9 p.m. $5

Common Market + Cancer Rising + Specs One + Macklemore + DJ Risk One

When all else fails, there are local hip-hop showcases—especially ones this enticing, thanks to headliners Common Market and Cancer Rising. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $7

Thursday, January 12

Beehive

Former neuroscience students David Miller (slide guitar) and Alethea Eichhorn (vocals, beats, and programming) make interesting "rocktronica" that's worth checking out—here with like-minded Miss Solar System and Laguna. Nectar, 9 p.m. $6

An Evening with Kris Kristofferson

One of Nashville's greatest-ever songwriters and a nonmusical icon thanks to numerous film and TV roles, Kristofferson's got a catalog you could lose an arm in. This should be a good way to experience a healthy chunk of it. Moore Theatre, 7:30 p.m. $33.50–$39.50

Monostereo + the Broadcast Debut + the Capillaries + Cantona

This up-and-coming local power-pop trio has an excellent album, Evil Awesome, out now. The Jon Auer–themed show (the producer plays and sings on Evil and the Broadcast Debut's album) also features friends the Capillaries and Cantona, and should be packed. Sunset Tavern, 9 p.m. $7

Joshua Redman Elastic Band

One of the primary movers of new jazz during the '90s, saxophonist Redman is a commanding stylist and bandleader. Here, he plays with keyboardist Sam Yahel and drummer Greg Hutchinson. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $23.50 Also Fri., Jan. 13–Sun., Jan. 15

Friday, January 13

HEP

N.Y.C. trombonist Doug Beavers and flugelhorn/trumpeter Khamal join Ronnie Pierce (saxophone, clarinet, and flute) for collaboration and improvisation on this new weekly, also featuring drummer Zeke Keeble, bassist Evan Flory Barnes, and vocalists Elaine Bonow and Aria Prame. Lo Fi Performance Gallery, 10 p.m. $5

DJ Hive

There are loads of drum and bass producer-DJs around, but few in the U.S. are as precise and brilliant as San Francisco's Hive, whose towering "Krush" (on Metalheadz) was one of the best tracks of 2005. Impulse of Corrupt Souls, TZA, Syze, Ill Cease, Grym, and MC Dre also perform. Chop Suey, 9 p.m. $10 before 11 p.m./$12

Robert Earl Keen

Keen has never been a great singer, but he's one of alt-country's heroes for a reason—he's a great songwriter, which counts for plenty. Stephen Clair opens. Crocodile Cafe, 7 p.m. $25 adv./$28

Mark Kozelek

With his band Sun Kil Moon, Kozelek recently released the Modest Mouse covers album Tiny Cities, which is actually really damn good. Tonight he plays solo, and whether from Isaac Brock's songbook or his own, it should be great. "Cat Power– and Gillian Welch–esque" songstress Corrina Repp opens. Neumo's, 9 p.m. $15

Vindaloo

Local hard rockers Vindaloo demonstrated some serious skill on last year's self-issued Diary of a Traveling Salesman. Custom opens. Liquid Lounge, 10 p.m. Free

Saturday, January 14

Bobby Birdman + YACHT

Birdman is a crooner that makes the young girls swoon; YACHT is the sound of a cracked CPU leaking rainbows and sunny vibes. They appear with This Song Is a Mess . . . and Panther, just about the most excruciating faux-soul singer ever. Gallery 1412, 8 p.m. $5–$15

Gas Huffer

The final-ever show for one of the city's longest-standing punk institutions—the drummer's leaving for an art-director job at Rolling Stone, fancy that—should be something of a family reunion, especially with Girl Trouble and Canned Ham opening. Crocodile Cafe, 9 p.m. $8

Krakt

You've only got one chance per month to hear the dirtiest, grittiest, slammin'-est techno around, and this is it: residents Kristina Childs and Paul Edwards bring Peacefrog/Perlon artist Daniel Bell (dbx) for this installment. Re-Bar, 10 p.m. $10

Sunday, January 15

Expansions

These live broadcasts—here in celebration of MLK day—are always fun and musically on point, with equally capable KEXP Expansions DJs Riz, Masa, and Kid Hops showcasing their favorite electronic music. Baltic Room, 8 p.m. NC KEXP members/$7

Giant Sand + Sera Cahoone + Tim Seely

The latter two singer-songwriters have been recently praised in these pages for their remarkable range in the pop/alt-country arenas; Howe Gelb's eclectic Giant Sand needs little introduction among fans of either. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $10

Share the Dream: Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute

Join the Black Nativity Choir and the Total Experience Gospel Choir in celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1634 19th Ave., 3:30 p.m. Free

Monday, January 16

Peter Hook

In the words of Infomatik's Geoffrey: "I cannot tell you how long and much I have admired his contribution to both Joy Division and New Order. Even Monaco." Hook will DJ. Infomatik, the Lights, and DJs Mama Casserole and Up! Above open. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $5 before 9:30 p.m./$10

Tuesday, January 17

John B

Not the R&B singer, this drum and bass/electro producer keeps dancers up all night with great track selection and his own cheeky, glammed-out tunes. With the Dowlz. War Room, 9 p.m. $10 E

UPCOMING SHOWS

Jan 18 Colin Meloy, Showbox

Jan 19 INXS, Paramount Theatre

Jan 21 Toby Keith, Tacoma Dome

Jan 25 Coldplay + Fiona Apple, KeyArena

Jan 26 Pedro the Lion + Ester Drang, Neumo's

Jan 29 Chris Botti, Moore Theatre

Jan 29 Imogen Heap, Neumo's

Jan 31 Of Montreal, Chop Suey

Feb 4 Bob Marley's Wailers, Neumo's

Feb 9 Dead Meadow, Neumo's

 
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