Live This Weekend: Deadkill, Yuck, Ying Yang Twins,

Friday, Jan. 24

After putting out a well-received 7-inch on local label Good to Die, Deadkill is ready to unleash its first full-length, No, Never!, on the world tonight. Full of all the old-school, early-’80s, punk-influenced tunes the band has established in its tenure, the new record is a step forward in both song structure and production. With Dust Moth, Rookery, Into Violence. Chop Suey. 9 p.m. $8, 21 and over. JAMES BALLINGER

The songs on Patterson Hood’s third solo album, 2012’s Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, were conceived as part of a novel/album combination the Drive-By Truckers leader began writing on tour. The novel part never got finished, but the songs did; and though Lightning isn’t essential, Hood’s body of work is, and any chance to see him sing is a chance worth taking. With Michel Stegner & Keith Lowe. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618, thecrocodile.com. 5:30 p.m. $20. All ages. DAVE LAKE

Yuck Originally from London, this indie-rock outfit underwent some major changes in 2013. In addition to losing founding member and front man Daniel Blumberg, the group recorded and released its sophomore effort, Glow & Behold, to much acclaim. And while the lineup change definitely prompted new sonic dimensions, the fuzzy, garage-rock vibes remain—even if they’re a bit more polished this time around. Neumos. 8 p.m. $13 adv. 21 and over. KEEGAN PROSSER

Django Reinhardt’s Birthday Spend an evening honoring the man widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz guitarists. The Greg Ruby Quartet and Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” with Michael Horowitz are going to have their work cut out for them duplicating some of the most intricate music ever recorded. The Royal Room, 5000 Rainier Ave. S., 906-9920, theroyal roomseattle.com. 9 p.m. Free. CORBIN REIFF

Saturday, Jan. 25

Shelby Earl

Though Folklife (and the first hint of Seattle summer) is still months away, funding the not-for-profit free event is a year-round process. Likewise, coordinating all the bands and stages for the exhaustive four-day fest involves months of planning, but benefits like tonight's NW Folklife Winter Fireside Party make it look like a breeze. Packing into Vera and a special heated outdoor space called the “Fireside Tent,” nearly 15 acts and special performances (including a Northwest Fiddle Showcase and a square dance) will stomp, pick, and fiddle the winter blues away. Jam sessions, lively conversation, and, perhaps, even a—sweater-ed—appearance from usually bare chested Folklife fixture Boe Odyssey, better known as “scarf man,” will ensue. Food and drink will be available for warmth and sustenance, but this party pretty much has that covered with all the good vibes. With The Onlies and caller Gabe Strand, the Sojourners, Jason Dodson & Kevin Barrans of the Maldives, Ravenna Woods, the Shivas, Phil & Vivian Williams, Ben Hunter (of Renegade Stringband), Karen England & Jim Newberry, Paul Anastasio, Baby Gramps, Vikesh Kapoor, Juliana & PAVA, Les Pamplemousses, Orville Johnson. Vera Project, 305 Warren Ave., 956-8372, veraproject.org. 2 p.m. $25 suggested donation. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT

Apathy can still be catchy. Posse’s self-titled debut record was defined by surfy reverb and post-punk vibes. The (living) spirits of Frank Black and Stephen Malkmus loom over the band’s sound, with vocalists Sacha Maxim and Paul Witmann-Todd singing with nonchalance and making the music accessible to other disenchanted indie rockers. With Neighbors, Koda Sequoia, Swamp Meat. Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., 675-9116, bluemoonseattle.wordpress.com. $6. 9 p.m. 21 and over. DUSTY HENRY

Since forming in 1988, New Orleans sludge-metal legends Eyehategod have been through more than any band should: overdoses, lineup changes, jail, hurricane Katrina, and the untimely death of founding member and drummer Joey LaCaze last August. After recruiting Melvins drummer Dale Crover to play a one-off show and tribute to LaCaze last year, the band chose to carry on with new drummer Aaron Hill from NOLA’s Missing Monuments and Mountain of Wizard. While this was no doubt a tough decision, Eyehategod is moving forward with plans for a new full-length, recorded before LaCaze’s passing—a testament to the band’s ability to dust off, strike back harder than ever, and continue to prove itself a true force in heavy music. Between the downtuned, slow-as-molasses riffs and vocalist Mike Williams’ crazed yelling, the group has influenced hundreds of bands by now. With Graves at Sea, Deathraid, Wilt. The Highline, 210 Broadway E., 328-7837, highlineseattle.com. 9 p.m. $20 adv. 21 and over. JB

On July’s Damien Jurado–produced Swift Arrows, singer/songwriter/critical darling Shelby Earl lets her life experience shine through while her soulful voice tells stories of struggle, growth, and hope—all backed by a band that features members of Hannalee plus a choir of pals that includes Kris Orlowski and Say Hi’s Eric Elbogen. This show celebrates the release of Swift Arrows on (pink!) vinyl. With Smokey Brights, the Local Strangers. Tractor Tavern. 9 p.m. $10. 21 and over. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY

With its own debut album in the works, Vaudeville Etiquette will bring its blend of indie folk, rock, and country twang to one of the ’70s’ classic albums, Rumours. Performing Fleetwood Mac’s most successful release in its entirety, the Ballard-based band is sure to have many swaying dreamily. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880, sunsettavern.com. 9 p.m. $8. 21 and over. MARGERY CERCADO

Sunday, Jan. 26

Ying Yang Twins

1000 Origami Vaginas Benefit “An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes in a year will be granted a wish . . . ” So what if one were to fold, say, a thousand vaginas? What then? Well, they’d be raising money for cervical cancer, that’s what. Learn to fold and “vagazzle” origami naughty bits for a cause, or drink beer while others do. Live music to follow from Taxidermy Western, Buffalo Stagecoach, and others. Lo-fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave, E., 254-2824, thelofi.net. 4 p.m. Free benefit/$6 cover for live music. 21 and over. JESSIE MCKENNA

It’s hard to forget the Ying Yang Twins, the Atlanta-based hip-hop duo that made waves in 2000 with “Whistle While You Twurk,” and followed that with a feature on Lil Jon’s high-school dance anthem “Get Low,” among others. The Twins’ formula is simple: gritty delivery, tinny dance beats, and lyrics that you wouldn’t dare repeat in front of your mom (even as an adult). Oh, and the intent to party. With Dan Valdes, D Menace, B. Cole. Nectar Lounge. 9 p.m. $15 adv./2 for $25 adv./$20 DOS. 21 and over. KP

Known for his distinctive Americana style and narrative lyrics, Josh Ritter may have released his most emotional, thoughtful collection of songs in 2013 in his post-divorce The Beast in Its Tracks. This intimate show will find the accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist playing an all-acoustic set. With Gregory Alan Isakov. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 682-1414, stgpresents.com. 8 p.m. $25.50 adv./$28 DOS. All ages/bar with ID. KP

Since announcing his departure from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony in August, Layzie Bone has been recording a solo album and growing a business venture, Harmony Howse Entertainment. The few singles he’s dropped won’t disappoint BTNH fans, and it appears that his former bandmates support his new projects. With Dirtay + Capriccio. Neumos. 8 p.m. $15. MICHAEL F. BERRY

 
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