Live Tonight: Brandi Carlile, Airport, Dog Shredder, The Knast

Airport Jayson Kochan is the bassist in Midday Veil, one of the best psychedelic rock bands in Seattle right now, and the thumping techno he makes as Airport occupies a similarly spaced-out dimension. With Brain Fruit, Youryoungbody, Lou Lou Hernandez. Comet Tavern. 9 p.m. $8. ANDREW GOSPE

Brandi Carlile Though it’s been almost a decade since she broke into the music business, blowing everyone away with her self-titled debut album, not much has changed for this folk rock singer-songwriter and local gal. She’s still performing with twin brothers Tim and Phil Hanseroth, the duo she played Seattle clubs with before signing to Columbia Records in 2004. She’s still using her platform to help others, donating a portion of ticket sales to the Looking Out Foundation, the organization she created in 2008 to support humanitarian outreach efforts through music. And, perhaps most notably, she’s still infusing each and every lyric with an incredible amount of emotion, her bluesy vocals often cracking slightly as the song peaks. From that 2005 debut to last year’s Bear Creek, Carlile has proven that sticking to what you know is sometimes all you need to have an enduring impact and a lasting career. Through Friday. Woodland Park Zoo’s North Meadow. 6 p.m. SOLD OUT. AZARIA PODPLESKY

Dog Shredder This Good to Die–signed Bellingham metal-prog band headlines a showcase of heavy music. With Great Falls, Heiress. Sunset Tavern. 8:30 p.m. $8. AG

The Knast borrows in equal parts from ragged bar rock and polished British invasion pop, making for some surprisingly catchy rock of its own. With Tall Smoke, Hard Roller. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $7. AG

 
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