Live Tonight: The Accused, Hell’s Belles, Hoodie Allen

Black Weirdo Halloween Party Hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction uses the term “black weirdo” as shorthand to describe the ethos behind its art—one that’s self-assured and unconcerned with the expectations foisted upon musicians who are black, queer, and female. It’s also a banner under which like-minded artists can gather: THEESatisfaction’s website features a series of posts, tagged “black weirdo of the week,” showcasing important, boundary-pushing Seattle artists. The duo has curated parties like tonight’s Halloween event in San Francisco, Toronto, and New York; here they’ve chosen the two Seattle acts that (besides being frequent THEESatisfaction collaborators) most obviously embody the “black weirdo” ideal: avant-garde rap duo Shabazz Palaces and genre-melting beatmaker OCnotes. Along with THEESatisfaction’s Catherine Harris-White, both will play DJ sets at this party that’s shaping up to be totally weird, whether or not you’re in costume. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave. E., 254-2824, thelofi.net. $12–$15. 9 p.m. ANDREW GOSPE

The Accüsed For this Halloween show, the legendary crossover thrash band will mash up members from its 30-year career, including founding member Tommy Niemeyer and former vocalist Brad Mowen. This self-described splattercore band is the perfect soundtrack for All Hallows’ Eve: dark riffs, blood-soaked lyrics, and it’s loud as hell. With Millhous, Triple Sixes. Chop Suey. 8 p.m. $5 adv./$8 DOS. DAVE LAKE

Hell’s Belles Thirteen years and thousands of shows across the world have instilled serious rock-’n’-roll ’tude into this all-female AC/DC tribute band, whose members reside in Washington and Texas. If you’re lame and doubt its skills, know that Angus Young, in a 2003 interview with Blender, called the quintet the best AC/DC cover band he’s heard. With HalloQueen, Belles Bent for Leather. Showbox at the Market. 8 p.m. $20. 21 and over. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY

Hoodie Allen may be 2013’s answer to Asher Roth—or he could be the next Mac Miller (it’s up to you which of those would be preferable). Regardless, Allen’s white-boy party rap straddles the line between cheesy and clever in just the right way. Case in point: the catchy-as-hell yet snarkily sex-obsessed “Two Lips.” With OCD: Moosh & Twist, D-Why, Shelton Harris & Tyler Dopps. Showbox SoDo. 7:30 p.m. $25. All ages. 21 & over bar with ID. KP

I Will Keep Your Ghost Bryan Bradley and Aaron Coughlin combine fuzzy guitar riffs with synths and electronic beats perfect for the dance floor. The duo is in the studio finishing its new EP, It’s Natural, slated for a November release, which was funded through a Kickstarter campaign. With Gold Wolf Galaxy, Gems. Sunset Tavern. 9 p.m. $7. All ages. ACP

 
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