Wednesday, March 8

Book of Black Earth

Book of Black Earth's keyboards add elements of film noir and—dare we say it—fun, encouraging an oddly campy

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Weekly Notable Shows

Wednesday, March 8

Book of Black Earth

Book of Black Earth's keyboards add elements of film noir and—dare we say it—fun, encouraging an oddly campy but still rigidly tough and trashy prog-rock interpretation of banging one's head. War Room, 9 p.m. $5

Flogging Molly

If you were planning to catch these Irish-influenced punk rabble-rousers at the Showbox tonight, you're S.O.L.—it's SOLD OUT. However! Here's your second chance. Easy Street Records Queen Anne, 6 p.m. NC

G.B.H., Bristle, the Hollowpoints, Goldblade

As authentic a punk show as Seattle has seen in some time—both a blast from the past ('80s punk-metal forefathers G.B.H.) and the best of the present (local Hollowpoints). El Corazon, 7 p.m. $13 adv./$15

Girlyman + Kimya Dawson + Meghan Hounshel

The harmonious headliners and comic opener are well and good, but we're most interested in Dawson, a singer-songwriter whose albums cut close and never flinch. Triple Door, 7:30 p.m. $13.50 adv./$15

Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins

Lewis' solo debut, Rabbit Fur Coat (Team Love) shows potential for the Rilo Kiley songstress, whose track record guarantees an exuberant and heartfelt performance. With Willy Mason and Whispertown 2000. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $12 adv./$14 All ages

Thursday, March 9

Isobel Campbell + Magnet

The former Belle & Sebastian chanteuse crafted her lovely Ballad of the Broken Seas (V2) with Queens of the Stone Age's Mark Lanegan, though Norwegian singer-songwriter Magnet joins her here, with songs as enchanting as Campbell's. Triple Door, 8 p.m. $15 Isobel Campbell also at Easy Street Records Queen Anne, 20 Mercer St., 6 p.m. NC

Regina Carter

The jazz violinist returns for a multinight stand with clarinetist Greg Tardy, pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Matthew Parish, and drummer Alvester Garnett in tow. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $22.50 Also Fri., March 10–Sun., March 12

The Greyboy Allstars

The S.F. funk/boogaloo/Latin/jazz big-band return to support their forthcoming, as-yet-untitled (at least that we can find) album. Showbox, 8 p.m. $20

Nine Black Alps + Silversun Pickups + Amusement Parks on Fire + the Cops

Neumos, 8 p.m. $10.77 adv./$11 Nine Black Alps also at Sonic Boom Ballard, 2209 N.W. Market St., 206-297-2662, at 7:30 p.m. Free

Nordic Soul + Jerry Abstract

This edition of Motion Lab is a B2B techno set between Decibel dudes Sean Horton (Nordic Soul) and Jerry Abstract (we don't know his real last name). DJ La Mode also spins, and best of all, it costs $nutt'n. Nectar, 10 p.m. NC

P.O.S. + Mac Lethal + SIMS + DJ Sessions

Vera Project, 7:30 p.m. $6 with club card/$7. All ages

Tristan Prettyman

Surfer girl Prettyman's 2005 debut was touched by Jason Mraz, G. Love, and Norah Jones—so if you like them, you'll probably like her. Ben Taylor and Korby Lenker gear up the crowd. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $13

Friday, March 10

D.M.C. + Framework + Dred-I

Yes, that D.M.C., formerly of Run-, taking the stage with the ferocious local Framework in support of the new, horribly titled Checks, Thugs and Rock and Roll. Chop Suey, 9 p.m. $17

Napalm Death

The godfathers of grindcore, Napalm Death keep on their unique path with last year's The Code Is Red . . . Long Live the Code (Century Media). Kreator, A Perfect Murder, Undying, and Belt Fed Weapon open. Studio Seven, 7 p.m. $20. All ages

Saturday, March 11

Degenerate Art Ensemble

This local performance art group has some of the most fantastical ideas going. Tonight's piece is "Cuckoo Crow," inspired by the parasite bird who lays its eggs in other birds' nests—don't doubt that these talents won't make something beautiful from the bizarre. Moore Theatre, 8 p.m.

Spankrock

Trash-talking MC Naeem Juwan won't be making it, but his Spankrock co-hort and beat-splicer DJ Alex "Armani" XXXChange may bust a set of Baltimore club that'll give Fearless Vampire Killers (FourColorZack, DJs Curtis, Porq, N8) a run for their party money. Chop Suey, 9 p.m. $5

Sunday, March 12

Dave Brubeck + Ramsey Lewis

Paramount Theatre, 7 p.m. $27.50–$42.50

Paul Rucker Large Ensemble

The oft-brilliant local jazz bassist/composer presents his work the way it was meant to be heard: Performed by a big group in a big room. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave. N., 206-381-3218, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. $12 members/$15 adv./$18

She Wants Revenge

L.A.'s latest darlings-in-black bring their Manchester-inspired gloom to Seattle, along with Astra Heights—we hear it's pretty great, actually. Neumo's, 8 p.m. $10.77 adv./$12 SOLD OUT

Tuesday, March 14

Varmint: Wayne Horvitz + Robin Holcomb + Tim Young

Together, and separately, husband-and-wife Wayne Horvitz and Robin Holcomb make music that feels both surreal and totally organic. Their deft blending of primitive folk, avant-garde experiments, and minimalist tonal art evokes an image of something alien growing in the backyard. Lottie's Lounge, 8 p.m. $5

Dr. John

The N'awlins blues legend kicks off a six-night run in support of his Sippiana Hericane (Blue Note), an ode to his battered and beloved hometown. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m. $26.50–$28.50

 
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