Weekly Notable Shows

Wednesday, February 15

Eartha Kitt

This multitalented, one-time Catwoman keeps pulses racing past Valentine's Day, showing the rest of us what femme fatale really means. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m. $32.50–$45.50 Also Thurs., Feb. 16–Sun., Feb. 19

Bob Mould + Rocky Votolato

SEE FEATURE [Mould]. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $13 adv./$15

Snakebites

The Snakebites—Skky, Starr, and Sailor—are a young garage band influenced by "bubblegum, rollerskates, and cigarettes," and play the kind of rowdy, dirty, authentic punk you aren't going to hear unless you get off the couch and get down to your neighborhood tavern. Drive it Like You Stole It, Space Creatures from the Year 3000, and Sugar Farm also play. Funhouse, 9 p.m. $5

Rob Swift

The New York turntablist has always been iffy when it comes to making rather than manipulating records, but Rob Swift's recent Wargames is a pretty solid (and explicitly anti-Bush) listen. The Rebelz, the Goondocks, RA Scion, and DJ Indica Jones open. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $7

Friday, February 17

Buckethead

He plays lots of guitar (sometimes so much that it stops being loud and starts being New-Agey) and wears a mask, and you're either in his cult or to its side. Marcus Eaton opens. Neumo's, 7 p.m. $15 adv./$17. All ages

Buddy Guy

Still the hardest-working bluesman around this side of B.B. King himself, and maybe the most sheerly powerful player in the idiom right now, Guy is always worth catching. Curtis Salgado opens. Showbox, 7 p.m. $30 adv./$35

Hellow Snow Tour

This all-ages hip-hop showcase featuring Definitive Jux artist C-Rayz Walz, along with Mudkids, Kayo, DJs Indiana Jones and Helicon, should put a spring into your step as winter starts to defrost. Vera Project, 8 p.m. $6 with club card/$7

Krinjah

The second installment of this "Bashment" monthly brings North America—and maybe the world's—most popular ragga junglist, Krinjah, who'll spin alongside the dubstep, grime, and whatever else locals Rama, Necron99, Recess, and others want to play. Lo Fi, 9 p.m. $5 before 10 p.m./$7

Reggie and the Full Effect

SEE TALK TALK, P. 39. El Corazon, 7 p.m. $13

Way Out West

Purveyors of Bristol-based, breakbeat-laden electronica, Jody Wisternoff and Nick Warren's 2004 Don't Look Now got mixed reviews, but this DJ set from Wisternoff should affirm their good name. It's only a shame he won't be spinning B2B with his partner. Element, 9 p.m. $10 before 11 p.m./$15

Craig Wedren

The former Shudder to Think singer-songwriter goes it alone on this tour. 31 Knots and Collapsing Opposites open. Paradox Theatre, 8 p.m. $7. All ages

Saturday, February 18

Daylight Basement + No Fi Soul Rebellion + Tea for Julie

Another Saturday night, and you're just looking for a decent rock show—with Daylight Basement's intensity, No Fi's soul-soaked humor, and Tea for Julie's talented chops, this one's in the bag. High Dive, 9 p.m. $7

Gris Gris

Last year's For the Season (Birdman) won the San Francisco band praise, and their heady live shows converted even non-psych-believers by folding blues and classic rock into the densely hypnotic mix. Brian Glaze and Vince Saxon open. Comet Tavern, 9 p.m. $7

Handful of Luvin' + Korby Lenker

An established crowd-pleaser (Handful) and an up-and-comer (Lenker), both bands respect their roots while focusing on rock. Chop Suey, 9 p.m. $7

Kinetic

Last summer's "Magnetic" event in the same unconventional location allowed you to pet sea urchins and watch butterflies shed their cocoons to the beat of pounding house music—and this year's lineup is twice as eclectic and solid: Atmos, DJ Heather, Lusine, Deru, Osiris Indriya, Nordic Soul, Ramiro and Jeromy Nail, Amanita, Jerry Abstract, Julie Herrera, Son of Rose, Kris Moon, and more appear. Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N., 9 p.m. $18 adv./$25 18+

Archer Prewitt + Irving + the M's

SEE CD REVIEW [PREWITT], P. 42. Crocodile Cafe, 9 p.m. $10

Sevendust + Nonpoint + Social Burn + Wicked Wisdom + One

Sevendust don't always get the credit they deserve—for staying together since 1995, for not slacking between albums, and for not sucking like 75 percent of their hard rock contemporaries. If you're wondering what's up with Jada Pinkett-Smith's Wicked Wisdom: "I love the realness [of the music]. I hate it when motherfuckers are smiling in your face and whisper 'fuck you' behind your back." Good thing she didn't pick indie rock. Premier, 5 p.m. $20

Derek Trucks Band

The Allman Brothers Band scion has chops galore but not nearly enough personality for anyone but Southern-rock and/or jam-rock diehards. Jon Nicholson opens. Showbox, 6 p.m. $20 adv./$23

Wheatus

"Teenage Dirtbag" has to be one of the best crush ballads of all time, and the Long Island–born band responsible for it continues to churn out funny pop candy, like "BMX Bandits" from 2005's Too Soon Monsoon. If you go to the show but don't sing along to the chorus of "Dirtbag," you might be dead inside. Studio Seven, 4:30 p.m. $7

Sunday, February 19

Bleeding Through + Every Time I Die

Two of the poster bands for Decibel nation co-headline a packed bill that also features Between the Buried and Me and Haste the Day. Neumo's, 6:30 p.m. $15 adv./$17

Wayne Horvitz/Eyvind Kang String Quartet

Two of the most restless minds and composers in local jazz team up for what sounds like an intriguing configuration. Gallery 1412, 8 p.m. $10

Planet Asia + Casual + Masta Ace

Decent bill of Bay Area–identified MCs in a somewhat odd setting; the main question we have, though, is about Masta Ace—didn't he retire a couple years ago? Or at least announce he was quitting the game? Hmmm. Flli Stylz and DJ E-Rock open. Studio Seven, 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12

stillness/explosion

Tom Swafford leads this artily titled evening of improv. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave. N., 7 p.m. $10 students and members/$15

Monday, February 20

Bill Frisell's Unspeakable Orchestra

Frisell's always worth catching in whatever configuration, but jazz fans' mouths will water at the lineup he has here: Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts, Jenny Scheinman, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen. Two nights that should differ just enough to make you want to catch both. Tractor Tavern, 8 p.m. $25

Tuesday, February 21

Calibre

Belfast's first renowned drum and bass artist, the Soul:R label head grew up on Detroit techno and house, influences subtly heard in his funky, flowing productions. In the grimy jungle scene, they're a breath of fresh air. War Room, 9 p.m. $7

These Arms Are Snakes + Big Business

Ferocious twosome Big Business moved to L.A. at the end of 2005 to join the Melvins, but they're coming back for what should be a sweaty, loud appearance. Headlining is the equally fearsome TAAS. Federation X opens. Crocodile Cafe, 9 p.m. $8 adv./$10

The Wedding Present

Having made their most recent album in and about Seattle, Brit-rock legend David Gedge and company return for another visit. Tim Fite opens. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $13 adv./$15 E

 
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