Live Tonight: Mickey Avalon, Mike Tramp, The Family Stone, and More!

What Mickey Avalon did to his “muse” (nemesis?) Jane Fonda in an eponymous song is indefensibly sexist but criminally funny. And totally fitting with his persona: an enfant terrible escaped from the ’70s punk scene. He’s playing the iconic Crocodile with Tacoma rapper Dirty D, who’s also performed at the Playboy mansion and the most recent Seahawks/49ers game. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, 441-4618, thecrocodile.com. 8 p.m. $17 adv./$20 DOS. All ages. JENNA NAND

Mike Tramp made his name as the singer for pop-metal band White Lion, but in recent years he’s pursued an acoustic solo career on the back of the same kind of arena-ready, big-hook power ballads his ’80s metal group trafficked in. And he’s still a big deal in his native Denmark, where his latest LP, Cobblestone Street, charted. With Glenn Cannon, Rane Stone, Jonny Smokes. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 262-0482, elcorazon.com. 8 p.m. $15 adv./$18 DOS. 21 and over. DAVE LAKE

The Family Stone Three founding members of the legendary funk/soul group and a gang of industry veterans are keeping the spirit of the ’70s alive with the hits that rocketed it to pop stardom. Classics like “Everyday People” and “Stand!” hold their own by today’s pop standards—but don’t come expecting to hear Sly belt them out; the front man, once reportedly homeless, has experienced numerous legal difficulties in recent years. Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. Through Sunday. 7:30 & 9:30 p.m. $26.50 adv. All ages. JESSIE MCKENNA

I’m no different—Ghost to Falco was the psychedelic lo-fi drone-rock band from Portland crashing at my house the night I broke up with the first guy I dated after my divorce, because, man, you never forget those bands, do you? New album Soft Shield rattles, shakes, and burns, like Jesse Sykes, Modest Mouse, and Bright Eyes riding off into a blazing sunset. Which is pretty much how the divorce went down. With Down North, Eight Legs to Nowhere. Lo-Fi Performance Gallery, 429 Eastlake Ave., 254-2824, thelofi.net. 9 p.m. $6. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT

Katie Kate Nation, the upcoming album from Seattle rapper Katie Kate, is a pop gem that somehow toes the line between Kate Bush and Kreayshawn, mixing witchy melodies about end times with a tough hip-hop sensibility. Tonight she’s joined by a star-studded list of local talent like Erik Blood, Pillar Point, and Bobbi Rich, host of Internet show Hangin Tuff. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9442, neumos.com. 8 p.m. $8. 21 and up. KS

History, as we know, repeats. In the case of soft rock, not only has Christopher Cross found a fan in Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon—who conjured Cross’ trademark wispy synths and ethereal, passionless style on his latest, Bon Iver, Bon Iver—but you can actually hear the two together on a popular YouTube doubler that plays “Sailing” and “Beth/Rest” simultaneously. If you’d rather not, there’s enough ’80s nostalgia—or raw material for the next big indie band—in “Arthur’s Theme” and “Ride Like the Wind” to entertain instead. Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 S.E. North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, 425-888-1234, snocasino.com. 7 p.m. $25 and up. GE

 
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