Live This Weekend: Damien Jurado, Justin Timberlake, Typhoon & More

Friday, Jan. 17

Damien Jurado See Feature Article The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St. 682-1414, stgpresents.org. 9 p.m. $16.50 adv., $18 DOS. All ages. MARK BAUMGARTEN

Stag With its 2012 self-titled debut finally on shelves and a new EP, Test Patterns, getting nice airplay on KEXP, this group the station describes as “the love child of Cheap Trick and Guided by Voices” is out to bring its sound to the masses, and they’ve got the chops to put on one hell of a show. With Brother James and The Soul-Vation. Barboza, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, thebarboza.com. 7 p.m. $8. CORBIN REIFF

Minimalist and psychedelic space rock seem like competing ideas, yet San Francisco’s WOODEN SHJIPS defies that notion. Last year’s excellent LP Back to Land shows the band can make interesting psych music without relying on constant panning effects and layers of noise; sparse arrangements allow every piece of woozy, ’70s throwback rock to be heard. With Kinski, Black Whales, DJ One Eye of Portable Shrines. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $13. 21 and over. DUSTY HENRY

Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals Walk Through Exits Only, the solo debut from Pantera vocalist Anselmo, quickly makes it clear that this isn’t a Down or Superjoint Ritual album, but rather a cacophonous, brutal, and at times atonal one, which, while unequivocally metal, also borders on the avant-garde, with a frenzy of blast beats, arpeggiated guitar runs, and Anselmo’s growl. In a word: challenging. With Author & Punisher, Hymns. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 262-0482, elcorazon.com. 8 p.m. $22 adv./$25 DOS. DAVE LAKE

2013 was a banner year for Justin Timberlake. He briefly reunited with ‘N Sync, appeared in the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis, and hosted and guested Saturday Night Live twice. He also managed to find time to release two much-lauded albums, parts 1 and 2 of The 20/20 Experience. If he took the stage tonight and did nothing but smile and wink for an hour and a half, would anyone leave disappointed? KeyArena, Seattle Center, 684-7200, keyarena.com. 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. CORBIN REIFF


Los Lobos is 40 years young! The genre-bending five-piece will play a trifecta of anniversary performances at the fabulous Triple Door. Los Lobos has been called Latin rock, cowpunk, Americana, folk, roots rock, and just plain rock, but you can’t slap a label on a band that essentially created a genre all their own—and that’s something to celebrate! Through Sunday. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 7 p.m. $65–$80 adv. All ages. JESSIE MCKENNA

Saturday, Jan. 18

The fellas of The BGP have put in a lot of work to perfect their live act over the past 10 years, and it continues to show. Known for its lively brand of blue-eyed soul, the act’s biggest break might have come in 2011 with a spot on season six of America’s Got Talent, but it’s the electric mix of husky soul vocals and hip-swaying storytelling that keep the masses coming back. Barboza. 7 p.m. $10 adv. 21 and over. KEEGAN PROSSER

Pharaohs of the Sun’s music doesn’t move in slowly. It rushes at you with math-rock guitar arpeggios and ever-ascending vocal lines. It’s very in the tradition of ’90s emo, like Diary-era Sunny Day Real Estate. The rhythm section grooves relentlessly to lay down the foundation for its post-rock embellishments: a vibrant mix of testosterone and meditation. With Heartless Breakers, We Say Bang, The Great Um. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. $8. 9 p.m. 21 and over. DUSTY HENRY

Martin Luther King Celebration No better way to celebrate the venerated civil-rights icon’s 84th birthday than this evening of joyful noise, sorrow-tinged blues, and gospel tunes performed by a triumvirate of the city’s best chanteuses: Elnah Jordan, Lady A, and Josephine Howell. The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., 906-9920, theroyalroomseattle.com. 9 p.m. No cover. CORBIN REIFF

D.I. Casey Royer started as the drummer for Social D before forming D.I. in 1982, whose success never quite equaled that of the bands it influenced, like Pennywise and Face to Face. When Royer was last in the news, in 2011, it was for OD’ing in front of his 12-year-old son, but let’s hope that’s all behind him. With Hedon, Dying Off, Expired Logic, The Sky Rained Heroes. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312, studioseven.us.
7 p.m. $10 adv./$12 DOS. DAVE LAKE

10th Annual Elvis Birthday Tribute Benefit Show My favorite story about Elvis Presley is the time he was hanging out in Memphis with a couple of cops from Colorado when they got a hankering for a Denver delicacy called the Fool’s Gold Loaf: a hollowed loaf of bread stuffed with peanut butter and a pound of bacon. So they hopped in Presley’s private jet, flew to Colorado, and downed a couple of the bad boys on the tarmac of Denver International. Presley’s an American original who deserves a federal holiday, but for now, in Seattle, a tribute show marking his birthday, to feature the full range of his chameleonic catalog, is a great start. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Downtown Seattle Emergency Service Center. With Roy K. Combo, Andrew McKeag (PUSA), Hart Kingsbery, Mark Klebeck (King of Hawaii), Country Dave, Liam Fitzgerald (The Rainieros), Marshall Scott Warner, Angelatini (The Starjays), Tony Laborie (The Still Creek Brothers), Kevin Campion, Nick Streeter (The Western Bluebirds), Marieke Benner. Tractor Tavern. 9:30 p.m. $10. 21 and over. DANIEL PERSON

Sunday, Jan. 19

It’s no surprise that White Lighter, the latest release from Portland-based Typhoon, made a number of best-of lists last year. The band’s emotive indie rock is the type of stuff that rivals the music of the National or of previous tour mates Frightened Rabbit. Its textured orchestral arrangements and smooth melodies translate well to the stage, too. With Ages and Ages. Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 682-1414, stgpresents.org/neptune. 8 p.m. $15. KEEGAN PROSSER

 
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