This Weekend in Live Music

Friday

Juicy J

As a founding member of Memphis, Tenn.’s Three 6 Mafia, Juicy J helped define the rough Dirty South sound of the ’90s, which tended to share more with the West Coast gangsta of the time (bargain keyboard beats and echoey synth melodies) than with more Easterly loop-and-rhyme outfits, but which was seasoned with an explosive “crunk”-ness that set it apart. Since then, Juicy has won an Oscar for Three 6’s work on the Hustle & Flow soundtrack, and moved on to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang label as a solo artist, assuring his relevance in the pop rap market. As a solo artist, he hasn’t reached the catchy heights of “Sippin’ on Some Syrup” or “Poppin’ My Collar,” but his fan base is pretty well solidified, and they still like to get wild. With A$AP Ferg, Jarv Dee. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151, showboxonline.com. 9 p.m. $23.50 adv./$27 DOS. All ages. TODD HAMM

Big Wheel Stunt Show An unabashedly classicist band that approximates ’70s arena-rock bombast with workmanlike devotion. With The Fame Riot, SHiPS. High Dive, 513 N. 36th St., 632-0212, highdiveseattle.com. 9:30 p.m. $8.

Davidson Hart Kingsbery A Fin Records–signed songwriter, Kingsbery has a life story worthy of the tales he weaves. Raised in a Christian Scientist household, he eventually abandoned religion for music, then found it again. His plaintive country songs deal with that cycle of damnation and redemption. With Ganges River Band, Tall Smoke, Giant Spiders. Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike St., 322-9272, comettavern.com. 9 p.m. $7.

Fiji A cult star in his native Hawaii, Fiji, and elsewhere in the Pacific, George “Fiji” Veikoso mixes rap, reggae, and traditional Hawaiian music. With Drew Deezy. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444, showboxonline.com. 8 p.m. $30 adv./$35 DOS. All ages.

Saturday

Foals

These English rockers broke out in 2008 with the hit “Big Big Love (Fig.2)” from Sub Pop debut Antidotes, and haven’t looked back since. Their friendly big-band sound, laced with light funk, electronic elements, and wiggly guitar flutters, grabbed hold of listeners in the midst of the last indie revival—though their output has grown somewhat less captivating, and even less identifiable, as they’ve gotten mopier. The band has parted with tastemaking friends Sub Pop for its third album, Holy Fire, yet the allure has not left town; as of this writing, the first of Foals’ two nights at the Neptune has sold out, so if you dig, you better act fast. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 682-1414, stgpresents.org. 9 p.m. $21 adv. (They also play Friday to a sold out crowd) TODD HAMM

Head Like a Kite

Head Like a Kite, aka Dave Einmo, is a jack of all trades, writing catchy pop lyrics and backing them up with recorded instrumentation he plays himself. And that’s just the beginning. Once Einmo has built this foundation, he switches into DJ mode and samples the instrumental tracks he’s just created with guest vocals from the likes of Asy Saavedra (Chaos Chaos) and Tilson (The Saturday Nights). Head Like a Kite makes truly unique dance music, a mash of homegrown indie rock and hip-hop with all the synth/electronic elements you’d expect to hear in a club. Fly Moon Royalty and Nissim (formerly D. Black) also headline; all three will share the stage and bounce songs back and forth the entire night. The Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave., 441-4618. $10 adv. 8 p.m. 21 and over. AZARIA PODPLESKY

Dead Ship Sailing The latest project from veteran producer Graig Markel, a collaboration with vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Zera Marvel, finds the duo writing blown-out electro-blues songs that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Kills album. With Panama Gold, Shake Some Action!. Barboza. 7 p.m. $7 adv.

The Pharmacy The hard-touring garage-pop band headlines a showcase for the artwork of local cartoonist and graphic artist Darin Shuler, who has designed art for all the bands on this bill. With the Quiet Ones, Roaming Herds of Buffalo. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S., 723-0088, columbiacitytheater.com. 8 p.m. $8 adv./$10 DOS.

Stoic FB This Seattle-by-way-of-Hawaii four-piece plays nu-metal replete with angsty vocals and chunky riffage. With DXL, Rocinante. The Mix, 6006 12th Ave. S., 767-0280, themixseattle.com. 9 p.m. $6.

Sunday

New Found Glory

This pop-punk act ruled the airwaves in the early aughts with angsty tunes that spoke to moody teenagers struggling with the trials of life in suburbia. After 16 years and 11 albums, the band is still going strong. The five-piece is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its third full-length, Sticks and Stones, which it will play in its entirety. It’ll be like middle school all over again. Except this time your hair probably won’t be pink, and your band T and Chucks will cost twice as much. With Cartel, State Champs. Showbox SoDo, 1700 First Ave. S., 652-0444. 7:30 p.m. $24 DOS. KEEGAN PROSSER

The Boxer Rebellion These Brits are touring behind Promises, their fourth album of melancholy, art-damaged modern rock. With Fossil Collective. The Neptune, 1303 N.E. 45th St., 784-4849, stgpresents.org. 7 p.m. $16.50 adv./$18 DOS. All ages.

Coyote Grace This rootsy Americana trio switches among a variety of acoustic instruments during live performances. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333, thetripledoor.net. 7:30 p.m. $12 adv./$15 DOS. All ages.

Desert Noises Last year’s I Won’t See You EP, a streamlined troika of electric guitar–driven Americana, is the most recent release from this Utah rock band, which has shared stages with The Head and the Heart and Local Natives. With the Parson Redheads, Wayfinders. Tractor Tavern. 8:30 p.m. $8.

 
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