If youre one of those artistic types with trust and/or intimacy issues, I suggest you avoid playing Seattle staple The Round. Now in its 47th incarnation, The Round comes off like a singer/songwriter group therapy session. The performance format is much more open than traditional show boundaries; at The Round, artists can collaboratively explore covers, sing their own or their stagemates classics, try out new material or take a crack at improv in a relaxed environment. This anything-goes format has got to be the musical equivalent of throwing yourself backwards into an awaiting crowd, not only hoping youll not only be caught, but held up and praised. This months show features Jesy Fortino (Tiny Vipers), Grant Olsen (Arthur & Yu), John Van Deusen (Lonely Forest), and poet Maya Hersh, quality performers wholl surely use The Rounds element of surprise to theirand the audiencesbenefit. All ages.
Tue., April 14, 7:30 p.m., 2009