Live Tonight: Haunted Horses, Ingrid Michaelson, Pearl Django, and More!

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Elsewhere in Seattle music...

Originally formed as a duo, Seattle’s post-apocalyptic noise-punk trio Haunted Horses are headed out on tour and kicking it off tonight. The band’s latest record, 2013’s Watcher, is a solid indication of its ability to pull the listener into its world. While the immediate comparison to Liars is undeniable, Haunted Horses tends to veer into much darker and sometimes downright horrifying territory. With Monogamy Party, KA. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $5. 21 and over. JAMES BALLINGER

Considering Godspeed You! Black Emperor pioneered the modern post-rock sound, offshoot Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra goes in a surprisingly different direction. With multiple vocalists and less abstract song structures, its music feels more akin to prog and metal. But with an album title like Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything, bits of GY!BE are clearly still seeping through. With Jherek Bischoff. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618, the crocodile.com. 8 p.m. $16 adv. All ages. DUSTY HENRY

What’s Seattle’s best venue for a sexy make-out sesh?  Under the cover of candlelit darkness in Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, listening to the dulcet tones of gypsy-jazz quintet Pearl Django (featuring vocalists Gail Pettis and Greta Matassa), “Besame Mucho” (“Kiss Me More”) isn’t just a song title, it’s a guitar-strumming, violin-plucking ticket to getting lucky. Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. 7:30 p.m. $24.50 JENNA NAND

Back in 2006, I fell in love with Ingrid Michaelson’s music after hearing “The Way I Am” playing in an Old Navy commercial. Why? Apart from its groovy percussion and unexpected sexiness, it was the first time one of Old Navy’s asinine ads didn’t make me want to throw my shoe at my TV. That is Michaelson’s power: the ability to calm your nerves and soothe your soul. Or, failing those, to get you dancing. On her just-released Lights Out, driving pop melodies figure prominently on “Home” and “You Got Me,” and it’s hard not to notice that she does funky piano pop on the Sara Bareilles-like first single “Girls Chase Boys” better than Bareilles does. If those don’t move you, the hip-shaking, hand-clapping swagger-pop track “Time Machine” might. With Storyman, the Alternate Routes. The Paramount, 911 Pine St., 682-1414, stgpresents.org/paramount. 7:30 p.m. $28.25. All ages. BRIAN PALMER

Rock and Vaudeville featuring Geoff Tate finds the former Queensrÿche frontman presenting the history of rock & roll, from Elvis to the Beatles, Alice Cooper to grunge, with aerialists, burlesque dancers, and circus performers doing their thing alongside him. Through Saturday. The Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 7:30 p.m. $25–$35. DAVE LAKE

 
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